Friday, July 20, 2012

Feeling Chipper?

We harvested a beet this afternoon.
"Wow!" says Virginia. "How did you get it to grow so round?"

Ummm. I said "a beet, not two." It's red mangel, grown for the donkeys and goats.

Here's what it looks like cut in two.
And here are some more still growing.
Rain, rain, beautiful rain. We may have to hunt up a lawnmower, but first I should re-stack our woodshed. Let me show you what the derrecho gave us -- some crabapple:
...pine (for the Pompeii brick oven):
... and maple:
I also need to find a mulcher-chipper or the Lady of the Manor (Virginia, too) will not be pleased.


  1. I like that - lady of the manor.

  2. I can't imagine that anything you would or would not do would displease the Lady of the Manor!