Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Long Time No Blog

Wow, been a while since I updated. Went on vacation, family reunion in MN then Door County WI, and haven't figured out a good post for that yet. That's what the pics are from - haven't quite figured out how to do those well.

Gardening is still going, but the weeds seem to be my best crop. Had a couple dozen ears of corn, the first batch I picked too early, the second batch was much better. I think we'll do more next year. Dug up the potatoes a while ago, lot of work. Onions aren't all that impressive, but they were in some of the worst ground and were overtaken by crab grass. Lots and lots of carrots that are getting harvested now. Have a half dozen pumpkins still growing. A couple spaghetti squash (I've never had this, hopefully we'll like it). And my cucumbers have started to produce very weakly. I'm sure it would be better if I weeded more often and watered better.

Now we're starting a kids club after school on Wednesdays. I'm going to be helping out with that. Joint with the UCC and Methodist churches, and I think at least 1 member of Salem church is helping out.

Alex started school last Wednesday - and I, being the bad mom I am, forgot to take his picture. It just doesn't seem like as big of a deal when it's just waiting for the bus. Third grade seems to be going well so far. Has to go to Reinbeck now. There's 24 kids in his class and there's a 2nd class his age.

I start classes at the community college on Monday. There's an orientation on-line about using their internet interface. It's a great interface, but first it mentioned "uzing" winzip to create .zip files. Then in the section about net etiquette, right after the bullet point about being sure to proofread your electronic correspondence, it said "a oral" instead of "an oral." Should I be worried?

So I think that's the sum of life for the last month. I know it's full of amazement. Thanks for reading!


  1. Welcome back! You're such a busy girl!! Weeds are often the best crop in the garden. Some of them, like lambs quarters or pigweed, i think some call it, have LOTS more vitamins than any of those plants sanctioned by burpee...we LOVED lambs quarters (when we could find some not sprayed with chemicals) stirfried like spinach or other greens. yum...

    weeds also do wonders for the soil, breaking up the rocklike consistency of soil with lots of clay. they're the gardener's little buddies. :)

  2. i love spaghetti squash. i just cut in half, bake it in the oven with a little water in the hole, pull out all the meat and use it like i would spaghetti noodles.

    it's amy, btw. i can't figure out how to work comments.