Life without Gadgets

About three weeks ago I spent the morning in the garden, which can result in a good sweat. Wearing my cheap khaki shorts, the ones with no pockets, I shoved my cell phone in the handiest place: my bra. I apparently steamed my phone to death, because it began to behave strangely and finally croaked. …

Recently-in-the-Garden

Lots happening in the garden this time of year! Last weekend we had a big Fence-Mending work day, replacing the rusted-out chicken wire that was no longer keeping critters out of the garden. Take that! goundhogs and bunnies! Then yesterday, housemates A and N helped me weed strawberries, water and plant broccoli and red cabbage. …

Today in the Garden

I finished preparing 2/3 of the middle bed and put in seeds of fall crops. the soil was lumpy, the local clay makes hard clumps, and although I'd dug in sand, manure, and compost, that old clay stick together in hard clumps. So, I raked it as smooth as possible, drew in 6 rows, and …