Thursday, November 25, 2010

Squash Candles for Thanksgiving

Here's a squash-melon cross that produced prolifically in our in-ground garden. These babies must be hardy, because they didn't get much light.

Art used a spade bit on his drill, marked to the depth of the tea candle insert, to cut these out. Nice job!

They'll grace our family Thanksgiving table along with whatever's pretty out in the yard--rose hips, English ivy, sage, and yellow maple leaves.

Enjoy the day, whatever you do.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tour de Hive

Good video. A highlight for me was the hive with a window. Read more here.
...the Tour de Hive offers for those who wish to participate in this free event, the opportunity to see working bee hives in a cluster of Portland neighborhoods, and to ask questions of their hosts to learn more about the bees, and urban beekeeping opportunities.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Support the Garden Party

It's voting day, and in honor of that I want to link to this post from Feral Scholar that Bruce sent me months ago.
"Every member of the Garden Party has one membership requirement. S/He must garden."
After six weeks on the road, we returned home to find a minor bounty on our roof.  Autumn tomatoes always taste the sweetest to me...