Saturday, May 20, 2017
I'm taking another class through the Illinois extension offices. This one is called "University of Illinois Extension Cook County's Master Urban Farmer Training" and it's held at "The Children's Farm" in Palos Park. (This place is magnificent)
I think I landed on something big. My all time dream is to farm. BUT farming is so different now and I am realizing that in order to farm, you do not need a lot of acres. Look at the two plots in the pictures. They each produce quite a lot of food and it's just a back yard. Oh - I am in love with this concept.
I only just finished the second week with 10 more to go but I am so inspired. On my drive to work each day, I see so many empty lots and abandoned parking lots that could be covered in food. I want to grow food everywhere. Wouldn't that be so cool? All the lots could grow a season of food.
Thanks for stopping by and in case anyone is interested (or cares), I am still nicotine free.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
|Geranium Baby Leaves|
|Robin in a Tree|
My Baby Geranium's are looking good. Spring is right around the corner - can't wait to plant.
Spring Robin staring at me from a tree.
Monday, March 13, 2017
|Church Marker - All That's Left|
|Last of Woods|
The "Church of Brethren" bench is fairly new. It sits on an empty lot next to the graveyard. My assumption is the good people buried, were part of this congregation.
The stone of Jacob is a lonely marker. It stands tall and all alone in the plot. I have a hard time making out the years and hope to sneak into the graveyard once it warms up to get a closer look. I feel almost as if I am trespassing so I might just use a zoom lens. Maybe I'm not invited.
The abandoned road currently has lot's of trees and a large plot of land with a small forest. Birds and small critters play along happily. This is all coming to an end as each of the trees are being torn down. On one of the larger corners, they have already flattened and poured cement. This is the last of the trees. What will become of the birds? Where will they fly too? Suburban trees? It's becoming less farm land and more buildings so they must head west.
The last picture is of some tulips I planted last year. A friend gave me some potted yellow tulips and I saved the bulbs. Hope they make it. It snowed today and Tulips are not too happy with a frost. We will see.
Thanks for Stopping by.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Denver had beautiful weather the week we were there. High 60's during the day but upon arrival, the wind was intense and the sky was all brown from the dirt blowing all around.
Glad to be home and I'm ready to work in the garden. Well... Not quite yet. The temp is 18 with a high of 30. SOON!