Monday, June 16, 2008

Random shopping

I stopped by the store after work to pick up a few little things, filtered waters (for the birds), dish washing detergent and non-dairy creamer. I came home with those things plus corn chips, hair ties, two frozen dinners and some really cool three tone crayons. The scary thing is this is completely normal. It is nearly impossible for me to do a shopping trip and get just the things on my list. Sometimes it's because I remember something that should be on the list while I'm at the store, but other times it is completely random. I was reminded that my shopping online can be just as bad when I got home because my most recent order from Amazon was here. I got the first Peatbog Faeries CD and then decided I wanted to shoot for the free shipping so I got two books on physics and cosmology. I'm just waiting to see what sort of recommendations that generates from Amazon.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Garden plots gone wild

A had planted both sides of the garden one last time after she moved to her own place, then started a garden at her house last year. Last year E and I decided to leave one side to go fallow and I planted pickling cucumbers the other side and started up some herbs on that side because the other area was getting taken over by the chives and lemon balm. What we discovered is happening is that the one side really didn't go fallow per say, it's being overtaken by the strawberries, chives and surprisingly enough spearmint which had almost gotten wiped out by the lemon balm. The spearmint and strawberries are even moving outside of the boxes around that plot.

Last year the other side did OK although the weather was weird so my cucumbers didn't grow well and I worried about the herbs. This year everything is doing really well, so well in fact that the raspberries are starting to spread into the garden plat. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the stray raspberries.