Sunday, 10 July 2011

Breaking the Soil

Huzzah! It has happened! I see little bits of green!! The first picture is of my lettuce and the second is of my beets. Joy! That hardly took any time at all. =)!!!

Also, after a rather violent transplanting, my tomato plant is growing upwards. And I have beer.

Pride parade was today. Stomped around on the grasses, looked at pretty rainbow balloons (and t-shirts and wrist bands and pants and head pieces and hooolahoooops.) Made a possible deal with a pretty lady whom makes hoops. I put yarn in her hair for burning man and she makes me a custom hoop in trade. I am pretty excited! 
Yay, Pride! Always an entertaining time. My tallest had never been, it makes me happy to show him things he hasn't seen already living his rockstar life. Also met up with Tarasarus and had coffee. Only a few months until Matthew Good. (Yum!) I have pixie hair (pictures soon) and very little responsibility for the next two weeks. Time to start downsizing my stuff and quitting smoking.

It's wonderful to be relaxed.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

You suck!

I am trying to make suckers. It sucks. Four batches I have ruined now. FOUR! That's fourty possible happymaking treats burnt to an ick. Not really sure what I am doing wrong... Just can't seem to get it to the hard crack stage. Here are some pictures of the progress.

Now I'm off to watch endless youtube videos and read candy makers forums until I find my answers!

(Super exciting to get two posts in one day! zomg.)

p.s. The Chupa Chups logo was designed in 1969 by artist Salvador DalĂ­.

In Pixie Time

Last I posted about how I am going to start a new garden! Well, I was digging away at the spot I had chosen and started to find broken glass and a diaper. Unhappymaking! My next step was to call up my landloards to ask if I might start a garden somewhere else on the property... their answer was no. Growl!
If you don't know much about this pixie, let me teach you something now; she gets distracted. I've done a lot of wonderful things in the last few weeks! (Fine.. months..) Lit things on fire, made costumes, played with friends and my tallest. I have an interview coming up at an adorible bakery that makes cupcakes! It's called Cupcakes! Oh the many, many wonderfuls.
Today, which is the 5th of July, 2011, I decided to grow things and write about them again.

This entire adventure is about a spontanious desire for growth.

I could have put my mind to it and created a garden box, and there is still a chance that I will, but for now I want to them to sprout so I have the incentive to do such things. This is why, when I discovered the seeding trays, I devoted all of my energy to planting today.

Even my tomato made it into it's As-Seen-On-TV upside down tomato planter!

I have planted Beets, Carrots, Lettuce and Zucchini. I am really not expecting much, but I hope they at least brake the soil. It would be so nice to have lettuce growing outside that I can just go grab and make a salad. I have a terrible time eating a whole head before it goes slimey in my fridge.. you know, the distraction thing...
..silly pixie..
Now I just sit back and wait. I've been out on the deck a few times this afternoon to reposition them to get optimal sunlight. I think I've found the perfect place! I can taste fresh zucchini soup already.
What do you mean 65 days!!!???
Well, maybe by then I'll have posted again! ;) Bye!

Oooh! OoOh! And it's FIVE MONTHS until my birthday!!!!!! The plan is to go to the bug zoo.
I heart bugs.