The sun reaches its northernmost point on the horizon today. Tomorrow evening it turns around and starts heading south again. In the US, we call this the beginning of summer, but traditionally this is the middle, Midsummer. The official date of the Midsummer holiday is the 24th, much like the winter solstice holidays are tied… Continue reading Jungle to Veg Garden!
Tag: The Jungle
Raising Beds & Un-Jungling
It was 91°F this past weekend, so of course Ex and I were building up the raised beds. No heatstroke, I'm happy to report, though it was a near thing once or twice. Himself was doing the building part. I was digging in the veg patch, so... in full sun the whole time. The thing… Continue reading Raising Beds & Un-Jungling
Jungle Remediation Part 1
The Jungle until yesterday... Well, the jungle remediation has begun. We made a lot of progress in just two days. I can see the town from my house now. More importantly, the sun can see the veg patch. The jungle is thinned... We cut down all the sumac, vines and brush on the ledge, leaving… Continue reading Jungle Remediation Part 1
A Return to Roots
Well, April was an adventure! I changed jobs — so that I wouldn’t have to go on furlough for the whole first quarter of the year ever again — and had to deal with over two weeks of COVID, my second round of the virus. (Vaccines keep me alive and generally out of the hospital,… Continue reading A Return to Roots