Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hugelkultur Club

This is fantastic, I can't wait to try it. It feels a little like a secret society, but makes so much sense.


It's a permaculture technique similar to the lasagne bed method that I used to build up my raised beds quickly.

And with my horrible hedge in the backyard I'll have a never ending supply of sticks for the base.

Summer's Last Gasp

Even though some of the trees around here fell for the head fake cold spell, we are enjoying a bonus week of extended summer. It was 90 degrees on Monday! So I planted some more salad greens, spinach and rapini.

I need to harvest the last of the sunflowers and maybe the almost ripe tomatoes. The late warm weather has been a treat, but I'm not at all sad to see summer leaving. Autumn certainly has it's charms.

Sweaters, stews, cool weather bike rides, fresh hop beer, the smell of wood smoke and the beautiful leaves.