Here’s a cute picture:
I have temporarily given up on installing a pond, so I built a bed and planted 5 horseradish roots. The kittens like to sleep in the bed since I put down the plastic fencing stuff, and so they don’t feel like digging in it.
All five roots have sprouted.
We had homegrown fennel along with some free range grilled chicken last night.
The cucumbers are back in the bed I had them in the first year and thriving.
The pole beans that a friend gave me the seeds for are climbing well, right next to the tomato plant that made it through the winter. I let the lettuce and cilantro bolt — again — and so it seems that in a few years, that’s all I’ll have as far as weeds go.
I took the bus home today. It was actually nostalgic. I often think of my time in Riga and taking all the different forms of transportation to make my way around the city. That was many years ago, and I have always been angered at how backwards just a few people in this city can be about mass transit. Even though we got rid of Tom DeLay, there’s always someone else to step in all big footed and jam up the progress.
I had a nice conversation while waiting for the bus. It was with a woman who works at the zoo. Another followed when a man got on at a stop along my way. He was surprised that I said “hello” to him with such confidence. I’m not afraid of anyone, and besides that, I have to work with Saudis EVERY DAY.
At any rate, despite my doubts yesterday evening about my plan to basically hide from the EASTER PEOPLE this weekend, I think those two encounters made it clear that it was the right decision.
Barring any technical difficulties, I see many pictures being posted over the next two days 🙂