After a week of what can be described as absolutely delightful weather, March 1st has come in with a brisk wind and a bit of rain. We need the rain, as always, so that’s actually a happy thing. Most people hate the rain, but we love it here. Am currently collecting it in several different ways, but I would like to improve upon that infrastructure. Cisterns should be a requirement on all new building, everywhere. Personal water storage is the next great/ancient technology. One only has to look at the elaborate storage of the ancient world to know that they understood the importance of good, clean water. People these days just take it for granted. Shame.
The fabulously warm air (80 deg F!) has brought out the green thumb, so, I started the garden! So far, 9 pots are filled with plants, and seeds are popping on a daily basis. In pots, thus far, purple sage, walking onion, chives (garlic; ‘Gigantic’; normal), thyme, mustard, cilantro (2 varieties) Swiss chard, vidalia onions, mints (candy;choc; pineapple), Zucchini, marjoram, arugula, garlic, lemon balm, dill, salade burnet, celery, lettuce, endive. Coming from seeds, we have carrots, assorted tomatoes (San Marzano, cherry, asstd heirlooms), mesclun, cilantro, ital. parsley, papaya, red onions, green onions. Need to bring in oregano, and some more vining veggies. Planning a run down to www.Maggiesherbfarm.com next week. There should be some interesting items there to fill in the blanks. San Marzano, French filet bean, Roman mini zuch and artichoke plants from Tasteful Garden have arrived. 🙂 Can’t wait to see how they go. Really wish that I could closely simulate the growing conditions on the side of an Italian volcano. How to procure volcanic ash and decaying olive detritus?
This all gets me thinking about composting, much to Scott’s dismay. He’s never been a huge proponent of anything that he see as adding to his work load. I could build it. He would just have to mow around it.
Scott has been asking when I am heading back to Maui.
Not soon enough! We think that taking a child this time would be a really good idea. It’s figuring out which child will accompany me that’s the hard part. Choosing from your children is the hardest thing to do. They need to make the choice for me. I would really like to take Angie along, as well. I have such a hard time asking her if she would like to go. What is the big deal, Em ?! I am such a dork. It’s like I am asking her out on a date or something. :-\ Anyway. I am sure her guys would be more than willing to make an accomodation for her to venture out to the islands for a week. I am just so sure that she would get tired of me by the end of the week. Would have to be on my best behavior. Stupid self-esteem… oh the drinking we could do… She would definitely have a good time with the Hopkins family. Sue could take us on the bonus level ride out to Hana. That would be da kine, brah!!! Seven Pools, rain forest, Haleakala, Iao, Kapalua. We would def have to work on our tans before we left! We be pale chix. Need to make a plan…
Very sad to see Arsenal knocked out by Barcelona in Champions League. Next important match is Lyon at Madrid next week.
The Sox have not been performing great this pre-season. The big boys need to bring it on. They may be getting a bit old, though. Not a good feeling. Speaking of that, worked a long evening tonight. Feeling it in my bones.