Monday, October 01, 2007

i was teetering on the edge of "not-thinking-at-all." when the dude in the other room requested a post about "regenerative urbanism". and that reasonable suggestion almost sent me sliding into a catatonic state. (familiar territory) So I'm going to spit some words out right now and then treat myself to a full fledged staring off into space session.

btw, does the fact that someone could spend hours contemplating "Duhhhhh..." make them more spiritual than most or have they sniffed too much casting resin in the crandall house?

remember how we live on a homestead? well, tonight we've acted like it. our freezer is full of diced vegetables on metal trays (to be bagged once individually frozen). we're also taking care to save the seeds. all our veggies are heirlooms. which means we could be lazy during planting. because the garden from last year REPLANTED ITSELF. the ladies
Bridget, Honey, Beverly Simone, Khaki, Campbell, and Pewter conveniently spread seed through their wandering. we had tomatoes, sunflowers, melons, mustard greens, etc. everywhere. Happily, our blackberries spread out by the bee boxes. the ever-bearing and june-bearing strawberries carpet our very back garden and try to choke out the raspberries. garlic, onions, green beans, carrots, spinach, arugula, zucchini, zapatillos (sent by a relative in argentina), spaghetti squash, crookneck squash, horseradishes, bee balm, lemon grass (courtesy of shannon), bergamot (great for tea), oregano, chocolate mint, sage, lavendar, parsley, SORREL (how i love the sweet tasting perennial sorrel), italian parsley, the most delicious apples.

So all that supplemented by earlier harvests of apricots from the cutries, cherries from the van wagonens, grapes from the jensens, plums from the ramseys, PLUS the CSA from Zoe's Garden...

And the FULLNESS of the pantry, the cellar, the fridge, and freezer...
....Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
...hibernation anyone?

3 comments:

d/b/c/m said...

hi raquel--for the sake of not feeling like a creepy voyeur, i must tell you that i read your blog regularly and love your thoughts and style. i haven't seen you since i saw you in the philadelphia museum of art (when i was working there and you were touring with the byu group), so it's fun to see that you have such a rad life.
--brooke (used to be roberts, now brooklyn cook)

Quel said...

hey brooke,
it's great to hear from you! remember riding those trash cans down the wild mouse? i also remember how you came to new york too. i was so impressed that you drove and found a parking spot in front of the Met! i mean who is so lucky to be able to park right in front of the Met?? YOU!

d/b/c/m said...

i had totally forgotten about the trash cans--that was super fun! and the met...i miss east coast (as for the parking spot, at the risk of sounding like a total weirdo, i sware i have psychic parking abilities. i think god knew i was destined to teach in urban ghetto for the rest of my life and blessed me).

i added you to my blogroll so i don't have to stalk via andi anymore.