At the sea this weekend!!! Siamo al mare! Wahooo!
Well, here you go, folks: the full documentary of the 2008 garden! (view fullscreen – press F11)
Well, perhaps I should say “part one: tilling & seeding” of the 2008 garden documentary.
It’s raining here today and is supposed to rain all weekend, which will be good for my freshly planted produce!
We put in quite a variety this year: mint, basil, chives, sage, rosemary, parsley, two kinds of tomatoes (cuore di bue and plum), four kinds of peppers, an eggplant, two kinds of zucchini (standard and trombette – A climbing Italian squash that produces long trumpet shaped lime green fruit and tastes similar to a mild artichoke), pumpkins (for Halloween), onions, spring onions, four kinds of lettuce (different mescluns), and of course we have our prize-winning artichokes.
I also planted some flowers and am hoping for a hedge of giant zinnia…though the seeds don’t seem to be doing much yet. I have say I’m quite attached to this little patch of earth. Everyday after work I go out and putter around in the orto (garden). It seems there’s always something to do – pull weeds, water, check up on things…After ten hours in front of a computer this puttering time is very theraputic.
Emerging from my state of blogging passivity, I was all geared up to tell you all about our great new garden – but am so tired, I’ll have to do it tomorrow…
In quick news, my new contacts with increased seeing-power finally arrived – it is so surprising to be able to see all this detail! It’s a new world.
Our computer’s USB ports no longer work. Oops. I think it’s because I didn’t install the software of my new mp3 player before charging it. So that’s why I haven’t been posting lately–we have an external modem (umm, ok, soo 1999)–and needless to say, it connects to our computer via the USB port. Trying to repair it…
I posted pics from our vacation to Grand Cayman Island! Check them out! As the fam sends along their photos, I’ll be updating…
Well, I’m back from vacation! *sigh* Mad pics coming soon.
It’s been raining here for the last three days, ugh, but the sun finally came out today. Woohoo!
Got a long weekend coming up and am going to go to town on my garden.
The time has come!!