As you might have heard, we've been having some crazy weather events here, ranging from light rain, heavy rain, pouring rain, driving rain, gusty rain, thunder storms, frosts at night and memorably, a pounding hail storm. This winter had already NOT been one of the years where I have a small thriving winter greens garden, … Continue reading Welcome to San Francisco, the bayou by the bay
Captain’s log: a busy June gets busier
Marionberry season is officially here, so the annual fight to get enough berries upstairs to make baked goods has started. It's a fight that pits me against me, and I'm losing. It's also a fight of me against me with regards to the blueberries as well, I'm losing that battle as well. This southern highbush … Continue reading Captain’s log: a busy June gets busier
Summer harvests with bonus pie!
It's that time of year where the harvests are 90% squash and herbs, but that's ok. I'm very much looking forward to going back to work soon- if only so I can offload my squash bounty on coworkers. (For many other reasons as well but also this) This was from a few days ago- I … Continue reading Summer harvests with bonus pie!
Countdown to marionberry pie
Well- Time to check on the blackberry vines I suppose- I wonder what they look like. Well. That's uh... definitely going to be enough for pie. Pie(s) maybe if I am lucky holy crap. This... This is the first year fruiting for these canes. I already have the start of new growth canes for next … Continue reading Countdown to marionberry pie
Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020
The last couple of days have been blazing hot- which has solved some problems and exposed some others. But for the giant zucchini factory the blast of heat seems to have just gotten the proverbial motor going, to my delight. Ah- a beautiful sight. While the leaves here obviously have some lingering mildew issues from … Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020