||[Mar. 11th, 2009|01:03 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
haka. N'awww. My little All Blacks lovin' heart is warmed.In random smiley news, I'm entertaining myself during boring coding by listening to the bonus clips from Biggest Loser. The boys of the black team did a |
I repotted my seedlings last night and started some more rosemary and spearmint seeds. For some reason they just didn't sprout. No biggie. If I end up having to grab some at the local farmer's market that have already sprouted that would be a good use of money since we use rosemary like it's going out of style and I love mint in my suntea and so a dollar for the pot and a dollar for the seeds is really effective. With my seeds in mind, please please can we be done with the cold? I'm tired of having to start my car early just to not freeze my hands to the steering wheel.
Job continues apace. I had a meeting with the folks at Parent Heart Watch to redo their site and they're so amazing I wanted to drop all my other clients and just spend my time building the PHW people a gorgeous site and plastering their name everywhere. It's very, very hard times lately and I have zero disposable income so I'm going to try and give of my time and just really go above and beyond for their site.
The Benevolent Dictator continues to be the cutest child in the entire world. She loves being on the farm and I love letting her walk around and say hi to the cows, another reason to hope the warmth gets here and stays here. We had baby lambs a couple of weeks ago and she still gets to go up and say hi to them in the barn sometimes. I hope she remembers this as she grows up. She and her dad and I will all be at St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath this coming weekend. Hope to see some of you there, I'll be sitting still and embroidering and making Pennsic lists as a "power of positive thinking" exercise towards hoping my pay situation gets straightened out by then.
Sorry to be a bit of a downer, it's just been a rough few weeks. We're keeping our chins up and playing with the resources we already have (thank God I bought so much fabric last year at War) and thanking God for taking such good care of us in a time when so many have it so much harder.
Rosemary and spearmint are both notoriously hard to start from seed! The preferred propogation method is cuttings. If you want to try sprouting them again though, stratify the seeds and then *very warm* and damp in your starter of choice. When they're an inch tall, keep the warmth on and give direct light (2-4 inches overhead, keep moving it up as they get taller). Many experienced gardeners say to except only a 10% germination rate starting either of them from seed!
Well I don't feel so bad now. I'll give these the best shot I can but if they're not up by the time the farmer's market opens I'm going to just grab some wee little plants from the nice folks here: http://www.delatierragardens.com/
Small! Organic! Local!
BTW, don't think I'm not counting down the days until the first pick-your-own harvest dates at our local berry farm. :)
I have rosemary plants that are old enough to take cuttings from. If you'd like for me to try to get some started for you, just let me know.
Sorry that the job situation is stressful. Hope things begin to improve for you soon. And glad that TBD continues to be such a joyful child and a joyful presence in your lives.
Sweetie I'd love that but I'm not sure how I'd get them from you. I miss your face.
TBD says "I love you" (or a reasonable facsimile thereof), I'll get it on video. :)
If you take some cuttings, wrap them in damp paper towels, then a plastic baggie, they can be mailed. They'll stand up to a few days like that!
I like it better when she says "Fork"
It was good to spend time with you and TBD. I'm sad we won't be seeing you at St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath, but I hope you guys have a great time.
Rosemary? Really? I'm nobodies idea of a cook, but I don't think I could name 3 dishes with rosemary in them.
But as I learn to do things in the kitchen, I want my own fresh spices too. Do you have any extra "Italian Seasoning" seeds?
I owe you an answer on the fabric/garb questions - Sorry weekend got in the way.
Melly, Jon and I have been cleaning out all our storage, and we came across this perimeter rope
that we used to use for faire. I thought you might want it for Pennsic...? It's about 200 feet long, and I'd love to give it to someone who will actually use it. *laughs* It took a long time to make!
I'm so glad you have such a cool client :)
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