We got some pretty heavy rains on Saturday, so I decided to make the most of staying in and played with the various garden planning websites recommended by Urban Farm Magazine, and see if there’s one that might work better than good old fashioned graph paper. My main goal? Find one that I didn’t have to take a tutorial to figure out how to use! All of the ones with “free trials” that charged $10-25-50 per year after the end of the trial? Ironically, they were all the ones that I gave up on trying to figure out within 5 minutes. The best one? The free site, Smart Gardener! I was able to easily figure out how to create my garden plot, size in my existing beds and pots, and the graphics for the various veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers are good. The icons aren’t just for generic types of veggies (i.e. “tomatoes”), they actually have a bunch of different varieties, with the added feature of allowing you to order seeds for them at the end. Highly recommend.
Since Dan had to work late on Solstice, we had a nice extra long walk with our girl Ruby in the morning after our regular Sunday breakfast at the cafe. Our pup was really feeling her oats and broke into her version of a gallop for a few brief moments. It’s the crookedest and funniest yet most joyful looking canter 🙂
with the gray of winter setting in, cozying up on the sofa to watch a DVD was quite a lovely way to spend an evening. Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies of all time, and still brings me to tears in several key scenes. RIP dear Robin Williams… (photo source)
Comfort food – chicken roasted with apples, rosemary, olive oil, white wine, and salt & pepper for 20ish minutes on 400. Pretty delish, and it never gets old snipping the rosemary from the big bush in the front yard 🙂