Archive for October, 2010

* pumpkins

Posted on October 27th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Chickens, Home and Garden.

I winterized two of my raised beds this weekend: cleaned up all the plants, forked out stray roots, and planted a cover crop.  The cover crop is a mix I bought at the Grange Supply Co-op in Issaquah, and has a mix of rye, clover, and a few other things.  I also planted my garlic and shallots, also from the co-op.

I’d been waiting to clean up the garden, hoping that my pumpkins would turn orange, but they didn’t quite make it.  They got really huge, though!  These are my only 2.  I had another couple that rotted and/or got eaten by slugs.  Definitely growing pumpkins again next year.


The Co-op was pretty fun to visit.  I got all the supplies for my chickens (still no chickens yet, though), and some perlite for hypertufa experiments I’m planning.  The people there were really nice, too, and helped me figure out which of the confusing array of chicken feeds would be best to get.  They also let me return the bale of straw when we realized it wouldn’t fit into the car, haha.  The chickens will get wood shavings for now.


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* Things Organized Neatly

Posted on October 24th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Art, Crafty Links.

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