Well my friends, I’m sorry to have to disappoint you but indeed that is what I have to do for the foreseeable future. You see, the day after I buy a replacement charger for my photo and video camera so that I can share videos of my farm with everyone, my computer dies. It’s been a bit of a zombie chugging along for the past months but now it is officially dead. We have yet to fully diagnose the issue and thankfully most of the components should be fine and working, we just need to find out what component is causing the problems and fix it. Which of course needs money, which means I’m back out looking for a job. If anyone you know needs a website built, come talk to me! I’m also open to pity donations for anyone who has some change lying around, email me and we’ll sort that out.
Blog posts will be short and sweet from this point out and probably won’t be illustrated often since I’m now writing from my iPod – and while it certainly works for text, its slow interface and silly spellcheck assumptions still drive me crazy a bit, not to mention its “massive” 60MB of RAM slows everything down to one step above a baby’s crawl. But I shall try to persevere and share some going-ons as often as I can.
Yesterday we harvested our first winter squash from the garden. It was a white bush scallop squash, and while it could have used to grow more, the turkeys were dangerously close to stomping out all of its leaves, so I made the executive decision to harvest it early. Tom stuffed it with rice and tomato leftovers and baked it in the oven, it was delicious and simple, just the way I like my meals.
During the last few days I have been on a serious milkweed kick, harvesting and processing batch after batch of the fun fluff. I estimate I have only a few weeks until the pods split open so I’m making the best of it. I’m amazed at how light it becomes when it dries out, and how easily it floats around the house and into every room and nook. Then again I’m sure Lee has something to do with that!