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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Beautiful Day

Today is a beautiful, sunny October day in Northern California. I just watered my chard and lettuce seedlings and my newly planted beet bed. I gave the chickens some leftovers from the refrigerator, and they were quite happy about that! We are watching the neighbor's dog Sammy for a few days. I am not sure how he will get along with the chickens, but we shall see later this evening when we let the chickens out. They probably will be able to hold their own.

I haven't posted for awhile. A lot going on in the family the last several weeks.

My grad school classes are going fairly well. I have a lot of reports to get to over the next few weeks, though. I sure am learning a lot about libraries and issues surrounding them.

The peppers are still producing well in the garden but the tomaotes are slowing down. I have one eggplant ready to harvest and the new young chard plants look very happy. The persimmons are starting to ripen on the tree. The asian pears and figs are finishing up. I better get some citrus fertilizer, the leaves are yellowing on several of the citrus trees.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Crunchy, toasted italian bread spread with cream cheese and topped with a fig, olive oil & black pepper topping. More traditional bruschetta: chopped fresh garden tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper topping a toasted slice of italian bread.

Served with a glass of wine.