25 September 2007

Fall Harvest

Today was a sad day in the garden. We pulled the beets but they didn't produce anything and we realised somebody took the long skinny mirror which was pretty disappointing cause I wanted to take that with me when I moved to a new apartment. Jen was kind enough to take pictures. So here are some of the day's happenings:

This is a baby gourd. I hope this is more successful than the ill-fated beets. The whole gourd

These are some of my beautiful marigolds that are doing well and have been looking ever so lovely as when I first planted them.

I'm pulling up the beets, frowning at the great lack of beets grown.

This is the last beet to be pulled up, pretty discouraged. Oh well, better luck next season.

That is the closest thing to a beet that we got this year. A tiny tiny little tuber, but nothing of which to eat.

13 September 2007

My Own Garden

Here are some pictures of my own micro-farm, also known as my backyard garden:

This is Phat Harry. Jen brought him back from New Jersey and is going to give it to Darcey someday because she collects dead things.

These are my lovely gourds that bloom at night!

My depressing little tomatoe that came into being while I was away so it didn't get watered and now I'm trying to nurse it back to health.

Some marigolds that have more than doubled in size since I bought them as a potted plant.

A beautiful jalapeno, one of many in fact. They're growing so fast!!

Going to Norway is currently on hold for a year. However, I am still intending to WWOOF in the US. I'm going through the application process with one farm and called three other farms. So that is my current situation. I will keep you updated on how my application process is going when things have changed. The farm that I am applying to is in near Purcellville (about 40 miles NW of DC).