Tuesday, July 28, 2009

She Finds The Fertility Of Her Garden Both Exhilarating And Alarming

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  1. Thanks, Indigo. It felt good to be drawing again.

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  2. I really love your writing and your artwork. i am printing off a bunch of it, particularly goat items, for my friend who has really poor internet access. She is also a goat woman, and I can't wait til I visit her next month to show her the 100 year old goat woman. Your stories intersect so well, she finally realizes it is a goat thing! And that goat women are a rare and fine type of woman. Thank you for sharing your stories.
    Jaimie in Evanston

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  3. Feels like it's raining kale and zuccs here too! (or is that a veggie tornado, not rain?)

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  4. Jaimie, thanks for your good words. There's a new book out by a Vermont novelist, goat keeper and cheese maker named Brad Kessler, "Goat Song," that your friend may enjoy. I haven't read it yet, but it sounds great. We're expecting baby goats in October, just in time for fall foliage. Should be exciting!

    Alison, it feels more like a veggie tornado. And the rain won't stop, so all the green things are doing wonderfully, but the tomatoes etc. are suffering from "failure to thrive." What are you doing with the kale?

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  5. *sigh*

    Could she send some of the garden fertility mojo my way? Bad year so far-- cooler than normal, abnormally high rainfall, then drought, then more torrential rain, bugs and bugs and bugs, fungal diseases, and bugs. Did I mention bugs?

    Summer crops are a bust, but I'm holding out great hope for the fall crops: fennel, collards, kale, broccoli, leeks, rutabagas and all sorts of others.

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  6. Joya, It's been kind of the same here too, minus the drought and the bugs (instead we have snails, snails, snails). The green things are doing fine, but if I get a single ripe tomato by September, I'll count myself lucky.

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