Friday, January 29, 2016

Little updates

Hello, everyone.

It's been chilly here the last couple of nights, with yesterday bottoming out in the mid 30'sF (about 2 or 3C) as dry cold fronts wash over us and the clear night sky radiates out all the warmth that builds up in the sunny day. We did get perhaps a quarter inch of rain on Wednesday this week.

Baby broccoli (gai lan I think it's also called) are beginning to really produce. Arugula is still ahead of me and the loads of dill that God planted are almost ready to run the row of cabbages out of town on a rail. Some beets are making roots now, and the Natasha endive is trying to make heads...very tiny heads at this point, but that's more heading out of lettuce than I've ever had before.

And there has been some sewing on little things inside.

Mug rugs!
 Mug rugs are all over Pinterest these days, and they're a great way to use up some stash.
One of the night blooming cacti is trying to make a fruit.
This cactus has tried to fruit several times over the years, but I've never seen a ripe, red one on the plant.