A little bit on gardening and self-sufficiency

Bill and I just renewed the lease on our apartment, so we’ll be staying in this house about another year. It’s already the longest I, personally, have stayed put in my adult life. By the time we leave, which we intend to do next year, it will feel as if we’ve lived in this home forever. In fact, it’ll have been a little less than three years.

The first year we lived here, we moved in the middle of the summer. Heck, we mentioned it briefly here on this little blog. Of course, August is entirely too late in the year to plant anything, so for our first summer here, we grew nothing.

Last year, I posted about our first little garden early in the year, and then basically nothing for the rest of the year.… Continue reading →

My brain is full

I am about 100% sure of one thing: everyone who reads this blog knows me personally. I admit I could be wrong, but I’d be shocked as hell.

So, since I’m so confident that only people who know me read, I can be confident that it surprises no one to hear I went to “State of the Plate 2010”:http://stateoftheplate2010.com/ today. It is, as you can imagine, something I was extremely interested in. And it’s fairly close to where I live (as is so is all of CTA-accessible Chicagoland), so I had to attend.

I live tweeted as much as I could, but my comments may or may not have been as insightful as the others tweeting the experince. Namely, others tweeted more quotes and comments, so maybe I was more boring.… Continue reading →