Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oh, Solar Mio !

After about 60 years of cultivation, our garden substrate is harboring organisms, both micro and macro, that prevent healthy crops. We are especially discouraged about tomatoes. A local (very local) plant pathologist has suggested (stated) that solarization should be introduced to improve the situation. (If ya can't stand the heat, stay outa the gahden !) That process is under way. Further, you might note a level of international activity in the project, in case some germenes patologicos extranjeros have snuck in. We'll see. If this doesn't work, we may convert to topsy-turvy tomatoes and ornamentals.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Robin update

Asa at the Helm

Some photos from our 3-day canoe trip in the Adirondacks. We paddled from Long Lake to Tupper Lake along the lazy, meandering Raquette River.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Baby robin outside our front door

This is the second nesting attempt here. The first batch of eggs disappeared one by one. I found the neighbor's cat sitting on the front steps yesterday, so there may not be much hope for this little guy.