Friday, May 9, 2008

Le jardin

The tomato plants on my kitchen windowsill are starting to have little tiny buds on them! I've got a yellow plum tomato, a sweet 100 cherry tomato and a beefsteak tomato as well as a big bell pepper plant, all shoved on my tiny windowsill. The goal is to get them planted this weekend, as well as my lettuce and curly kale seeds. Last weekend I went to the local food co-op and put in a seedling order with them, so in two weeks I will be getting even more tomato plants! They're locally grown so they're supposedly going to thrive, so I got three more types of tomato, two more peppers and an eggplant. We'll see. I also want to hit my favorite local nursery and get some seedlings of some different lettuces and hopefully a couple of zucchini plants. I have high hopes, I know, considering this stuff will have to survive me leaving town for a week at a time for work (I need to put the drip hose in so Matt can just turn it on and they will get water).

Matt has also hinted that we might be willing to invest in a greenhouse for the backyard (too many visits to England, I think. Everyone he knows over there has one, so we've got to find one that can make it through the snow and wind..) so this will be my test run to see if I can get this stuff to survive on my own without heaters and fans and all the accouterments before we seriously start thinking about investing in one so we can grow our own veggies year-round.

Also, the new shoes came, they will need a bit of breaking in in the toe straps but so far they are possibly the most flattering and comfy dressy flat sandals I have ever owned. I love Clarks, and tend to wear them into the ground so it is nice to have a pair of sandals that actually look good with skirts or pants and that I can wear to dress up. I like how I look in heels but not so much how my feet feel, so I will be getting my money's worth from these babies (also, they aren't such a weird color but a mildly metallic bronze that I am going to call a neutral and wear with everything I own).

5 comments:

zooza said...

Nice shoes! I've been tempted by some metallic sandals, but like these much better. Are they really Clarks? If so, I might have to go and see if I can get any here.

Anne (in Reno) said...

They are Clarks' brand called Indigo, the shoe is called Hydrangea, interestingly enough. I really like Clarks, their Indigo line has a lot of nice sandals and I love the Privo line for sportier-looking shoes I can wear to work. I've generally found them to be very comfortable but I also have very large and wide feet so I would definitely try some on first if you've never bought them before. I'm sure you can get something in this vein there though, I got a pair of Clarks in Chichester when I was there last fall.

drwende said...

Bronze is absolutely a neutral, and those will look great on you!

zooza said...

Thanks, Anne. Indigo Hydrangea it is - I'll have a look. Clarks is a very old British company but I do wonder if they have different lines for the North American market. I've never come across Indigo here.

Anne (in Reno) said...

That is a good point, I didn't see much crossover when I was there, but they may be able to order the same stuff. I highly recommend them though, they're pretty much the only brand of shoe I own at this point since I have to buy all my shoes online.