Slept late-ish. Well, was up before nine even though I would have liked to sleep later, but that’s still later than on weekdays.
Cleaned kitchen which was a mess from last night, since I didn’t even get our dinner (pasta with spinach/basil pesto, with peppers, brussel sprouts and broccoli to mix as desired) on the table until after nine, which left I big mess since I made it all from scratch. Well, except the pasta. Okay, I didn’t grow the veggies from scratch but everything started off raw… I don’t really need to explain, do I?
Sat at table with Resident Storm Chaser sipping tea and watching some HD videos of birds in our backyard that he is messing around with.
Opened compost tumbler to toss in carnage from last nights veggie chopping, noticed how wet it was, so got newspapers and sliced them up with paper cutter and added to mess. Did a few other pesky little compost-related things, like cutting up corrugated box to put in.
I also ripped up the box my kitchen mushroom garden came in and tossed it into the compost tumber. I then broke the dried up brick of coffee grounds (which is what the mushrooms grew in, and man, were they delicious) and was about to toss them into the composter as directed to do when growing was through, and got thoughty about it all. Inside the brick I saw powdery stuff (more mushroom spores?) and such, and thought, hmmm. You see, when I looked at their video they said to soak the thing overnight in water and then do the twice-daily misting thing, but on the box it just said mist, and so I didn’t soak in water. And I didn’t get nearly as many mushrooms as they show in the pics. So I decided to soak the dried brick in water today and see if I can get more mushrooms out of it before I compost. I am such a scientific pooks! (Not really. But it’s worth an experiment, anyway.) Of course I know longer have the box to put it back in, ahem. I think it should survive that, though. Science! Experiment!
Surfed net to explore stuff I’ve planted, only to discover I planted Zucchini – Heirloom “Costata Romanesco” in a square foot plot with a cage and it looks like maybe it should have been in a big pot with room to spread, ooops. It hasn’t come up yet. Maybe I should plant some other seed there and when I can tell the difference, yank the squash. In the meantime, plant more squash seed in big pot? Hmmm. By the way, in case you’re wondering, and I absolutely know you are, Costata Romanesco is a predecessor to the hybrid zucchini we all eat. It is only half as prolific (which seems a good thing, after all the jokes about anybody with zucchini not being able to give away the excess) but twice the flavor, nuttier and richer. Sounds like a win to me.
And now I’ve written this which would be a faster process if I didn’t hunt down links and stuff but I like pictures and links.
Now it’s after noon and I’m going to plant something and then keep reading the sample I downloaded for Matched, a YA novel it seems that all the WWW Wednesday chicks are reading, where Society makes all choices for you, including your mate. “Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black….” Yeah, I’m in.
Have a great day!