Sunday, February 24, 2008

Birdies and Potatoes

Simba smashes his ears up against the window to see out. He was watching the fat little birds in the tree.
I should have refrigerated these like the bag suggests.

Now they are getting planted in the back yard.
This is the neighbor's cat - a new garden pest...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Purple Crocus!

I planted even more stuff today - parsley, green onions, arugula, and more beets. My garden buddy helped me organize everything! :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Early Planting

I couldn't wait any longer. Today I turned over the dirt in the garden boxes and planted spinach, peas, radishes, kale, cilantro, endive, and radishes. I hope some of it grows! I still have last year's strawberries, the chard, and lots of rosemary.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Spring is almost sprung

The crocuses are so close to opening!

These might be tulips? And last seasons berries still on the ground.
Here are some buds on the tree.
More crocuses? Maybe these are the purple kind?
And my Valentine flowers from my sweetie!

Monday, February 11, 2008


The humming bird is back! He came to my deck on Sunday and my feeder was sitting by the house instead of hanging on the railing. I had moved it to keep it from freezing. I don't know if the hummingbird actually found it by the house but after I saw him I ran right out and moved it back to the railing! Come back humming bird! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Caucus Report

I went to a caucus today and it was crazy. The caucus was across the street at a public school. I figured I would head over there at 1:00 because there might be a lot of people. It was insane. There were masses of people all converging on the school. I have to admit that it gave me goosebumps to see so many people took the time and effort to go.

There were multiple caucuses at the school and at 1:00 it was already packed. There were five caucuses in the Gym alone. We got in there and you could barely hear anybody it was so loud. I am sure we exceeded the maximum occupancy of the room by at least 2 if not 3. I found an empty spot on the floor to wait. It was steaming hot. I looked around and saw two undersized ventilation openings on the wall. There were windows high up on the walls and they were covered with condensation.

We started by having everyone say the pledge of allegiance together. Then they shouted the official rules and proceedures. Then each group did an initial tally of the sign-in votes. No one in my group was undecided. A person volunteered to speak for each of the candidates for 1 minute (the maximum allowed time). Then there was a chance for people to change their vote or try to convince others to change their vote. I don't think anybody was discussing the candidates but if they were I couldn't hear anyway. I don't think anybody changed their vote. Most of the time was spent waiting for someone to add up the votes by hand. Finally we did the second tally and had to elect people to represent us at the next tier. I left since our caucus seem to have a clear winner (my candidate).

I think it was actually dangerous to have so many people packed into one space. I hope they change the process before the next election. I respect people's right to vote for a different candidate than me and I do not believe in trying to change people's minds.