Michael Pollan for Secretary of Agriculture!
Archive for November, 2008
OK, I know…three posts in a day…odd. I’ve been very, very busy and I’m sorry to say that my blogging has gone by the wayside. However, that doesn’t mean I’ve not been doing anything.
I am working on some upcoming posts for the next couple of weeks. They include:
-Finally planting my garlic! Yes! I really, finally did it!
-Suprprising generosity from a fellow blogger
-My “root cellar”
-A recap of my growing season this year
So, you know, stay tuned!
Please do not take your wintry vengence upon me. I see you punishing my fellow bloggers, but I don’t know why!
What do I need to sacrifice to you to assure me of warm weather and no snow? I don’t think I can take flurries just yet. Please wait until December at least!
OK, Howling Hill! I’m sorry to say that I missed my two week deadline by 1 day, but I did finally mail the seeds off today at lunch.
Here’s what I took:
1 complete packet of Dill
1 complete bag of Cannelinni beans
And then about 20 seeeds each of:
Kandy King Corn
Black Turtle Beans
Here’s what I put in:
A big bag of Egyptian (Walking) Onions
White Cleome (what I call “firecracker flowers” I don’t know the real common name)
An almost full packet of Yellow Crookneck Squash
An almost full packet of Long Island Brussels Sprouts
I’m very excited about the Okra, which I’m skeptical about growing here but I’m sure going to give it a try! It will be worth it for one small handful of fried okra. Also, the dill, because we spent a small fortune on dill this year and didn’t make anywhere near the number of pickles that we wanted to make. Next year I’m dill pickling EVERYTHING!
(Don’t have any idea what I’m talking about? Why, it’s the seed swap!)
Like I said, I’ll keep politics out of this blog, but if you want to know how I, as a historian (did y’all know that I’m a historian?), feel about what happened last night, please check out my personal blog, Tayloropolis.
And there isn’t anything incendiary or aggressive in that post. So if you’re hurting about the election yesterday, don’t feel like you have to avoid it. In fact, it’s written mostly for you.
Don’t forget to vote! Pete and I are going today after work. I’m bracing for long lines!