Wednesday, April 6, 2011


This weekend was kinda nutty. It was rainy and poury all day on saturday and part of the day on sunday, but mostly massively windy, which equals cold, which I hate. I'm pretty much always cold anyway, so when it's actually cold, it puts me in a foul mood. Jared was not happy an angel tho.  ;)  We seeded some trays of veggie starts, I'm so super stoked to get this season started!
 the row on the left is the starts still on the heat mat waiting to sprout, 
and the ones on the right are already sprouted starts!




 this one's a new one! kholrabi!

 this one's new too, radicchio!

big bag'o strawberries!!

We also spent a few hours putting plastic mulch on the rows where we'll have the strawberries for some time. We tried planting 300 of them 'au naturale' 3 years ago, but found battling the weeds was too much, and they were left much to their own devices, which means we have many more now than we started with. We tend to not use plastic whenever possible (which is hard to do sometimes) but, strawberries only get moved every 3 years or so, so we figured we'd get our money out of the plastic on those. We also realized that after we'd spent much time in the windy rain putting said plastic on rows that we had neglected to lay down the irrigation lines, and they're essential. Blast. So Jared spent most of the day monday peeling up the plastic, laying down the drip lines, and replacing the plastic. He said he got it much tighter too. (Good man)

 if only we'd realized....D'oh!!

 Abbey, patiently waiting...

 injured duck and Henrietta.. 
it's not what it looks like...unless it looks like a stare down
then it's exactly what it looks like

 the rest of the ducks

 dust bath!

 our favorite australorp

Monday, I was in seattle with the boy. It was a pretty rainy dreary day as well, so we mostly stayed in. Tuesday I went over in the afternoon, and it was sunny when I arrived, so I thought a walk would be in order. I packed up the stuff (since you can't go ANYWHERE with a 9 month old for very long without lots of stuff) so we get about a third of the way around the block, and it starts POURING down rain. I'd also had the brilliant idea to bring Stella (the dog) with us. By the time we got all the way around the block, I was soaked, Stella was soaked and stressed out (weather scares her...I don't know) and the boy's blankets were soaked. He literally gave me this look like, "wow, that was fun. O_o" We tried again today, since I needed to make a trip to trader joes (which is about 4 blocks away) and it was much more successful. It had started to shower when we got there, but was back to sunny all the way back home. Done and done!

So as I mentioned earlier, I am always cold/hate being cold, so (kind of) needless to say, I usually wear many layers. Today's outfit is a perfect example of that. I have a ferry/bus/walk situation to and from work every day, so layers are pretty much a, well, must. I also had leg warmers on over my jeans, in addition to my tan thigh length trench and bright red pashmina, it was pretty cold this morning. (I want to say in the mid 40's, and I'm not exaggerating)
Glasses: generic walgreens brand, foster grant?(idk); cardigan: american apparel
shirt: alice temperly for target; t-shirt: swag/merch for ghostland observatory :D
Jeans: max&miley; belt: american eagle; driving mocs: ugg

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