Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful
The bad is how the woodpile came alvalanching down knocking over a ladder and sending it into the windowed door out back. I was chased off the patio by the falling wood. The ladder, after falling against the window, left this beautiful design of shattered glass. It is a double pane window, so the inside is fine. We've ordered a new pane for the outer portion. I kind of hate to have it replaced. You can see the stack of wood behind it. The Good
My first package of seeds came yesterday. It is so exciting to open and see what I ordered, to fondle the packets, to plan and dream about how they will produce and what kind of harvest I'll have. Some new ones for me are cabbage and pole beans. I ordered more of my favorite tomatoes and one new one: Opalka Paste Tomato. One that is backordered is a winter squash I bought seeds for others to grow for me: Galeux D'Eysines, a French, warty, sweet and delicious one. I pray it comes so those who live in more squash-friendly areas nearby can grow it. It is the best squash I have EVER tasted.

The Fedco people always write a nice letter to their customers letting us know how the winter is going, how the seeds are holding out, fessing up to crop failures, and telling how many people ordered the new tomato, the same one I did,(142). I love this outfit because they tell you what kind of company the seeds come from in a ranking from 1-5, 1 being small farmers including Fedco staff, to 5 being Seminis/Monsanto varieties. I always keep my numbers low (1 or 2).


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What a bummer! I had that happen once with our outdoor umbrella getting knocked over by a huge gust of wind. Broke the outside window of Josiah's bedroom. At least I didn't have to move a pile of wood to get to it. Yikes!

So glad your seeds came in!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

You are so cute about your seed packets! We had a Master Gardener come to Mom's Morning Out and answer all of our questions. Unfortunately, it made me want to garden! NOW!!!

Can't wait till spring and can't wait for a great harvest. Each year I get a little bit better at it. Looking forward to using my compost that I have been babying for the last year.

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Connie said...

Yikes! about your window. I'm just glad you didn't get buried under the avalance!
I received my first seeds last week...some pansy and viola seeds bought on Ebay. I have several varieties up and growing now. It is so nice to have something green to nurture again! :-) I have an order coming from Parks, which I am impatiently waiting for. ha In that order is another variety of pansy, called "Girlfriend's Mix".... to share with my garden girlfriends, including YOU, my dear!