Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dec. 3rd Winter Market at the 1912 Center Moscow Idaho 10-2

I will be participating in the December 3 Winter Market in Moscow Idaho at the 1912 Center 10a.m. to 2p.m Directions are 412 E. 3rd street. Moscow Idaho
This is the only Holiday event I will be participating in locally this year. Hope to see you there

Friday, November 11, 2011

color landscape photography


cleaning up the dishes, the ones that never end- Hard work and effort turned into debris- birth and death- eating, cooking cleaning, -"Entropy is the tendency for natural systems to go toward a state of maximum disorder"- can't help thinking that this man in my life is playing a part here- that loaf of bread, now crumbs on the counter- I read that space junk is floating around, interfering with the space station- wonder what man left his junk lying around, even up in space?- a woman would never do this, she would package it and bundle it and send it to the sun for recycling- Oh but there is an energy exchange here- the Law of conservation of energy- the same man that drags the house down into disorder- is the one who keeps the car running by changing the oil-the energy changes location within our isolated system but it is neither created or destroyed-all in this perpetual motion machine called marriage - I trudge on, trying to keep up with it all- at the speed of light

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Simplicity of Farm

My farm is a little more along the lines of John Jeavons, permaculture style , than Martha Stewart magazine style, at least for now. Besides Martha has staff, and for the most part it's just me with a little help from my not so interested in gardening hubby. For some reason, I'm guessing the volcanic activity in Iceland, and Chile this spring, we have had a cold rainy Spring and Summer so the veggies are a bit behind. I'm in a zone 4/5 so the raised beds not only keep tunneling creatures out(I drilled small drainage holes and put wire screen mesh on the bottom of the troughs)it also warms the soil. My dear friend gave me the troughs which I am eternally grateful for. I think she was surprised to see how happy I was over some old horse watering troughs but I'm the kind of person who gets more excited by second hand garden supplies than, fancy jewelry. So far, I have potatoes and peas growing in them. In the greenhouse I have tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, eggplant, basil etc.., that I started from seed and in the other half of the greenhouse I have kale, lettuce, arugula, spinach, parsley and cilantro growing in containers which I have been able to harvest since April.I bought my greenhouse for a great price with a discount coupon at Harbor Freight in Spokane. For anyone in North Idaho, my greenhouse has held up well in the snows as long as I raked off the snow. I placed it out of the wind because around these parts, we get high winds from time to time. My husband and I cook with a lot of garlic so I grow garlic and onions which are what's planted directly in the ground.

I made some linen sun dresses from fabric I bought in the garment district in N.Y.C. the last time I was home visiting my family. My mom taught me the basics of sewing, in her own way, as she calls the sewing term"notches" the term "darts" because the notches look like darts. We took the train into N.Y.C. and she came with me as I proceeded to buy so much fabric that we looked like a couple of bag ladies wandering the streets and could barely squeeze onto the bus with all our stuff. Mom was very tolerant in helping me pursue my fabric obsession. The way our spring and summer is going here I just hope I actually get to wear them, perhaps with a homemade sweater at least!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011