"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Monday, October 22, 2007

Next victim...Bwahahahaha!

At the co-op today they had these cute lettuce, snap pea, and marjoram starts. Some of them in recycled styrofoam cups, which added to their urban garden charm (kind of looked like the cup was lying by the road, and the farmer picked it up and used it to put the starts in, but I've made that story up based on what I'd like to be true, not what necessarily is).

There are quite a few...vacancies...on my balcony of late, you see. Room for one more, honey?

Really though, I've tried to keep the plants alive, but they've not much will, apparently. I hope my NEW plants are of a more stalwart character. heh heh...heh heh heh...


Allie said...

I think since you have so much free time :) that you ought to look into worm farming.

You could sell extras to fishermen or something.

Google "worm bin" and "Kelly Slocum" (She's a worm expert in portland (I think it's portland). She has some easy build-your-own bin plans.

Then you poor little plants can benefit from the vermicompost and maybe they'll stick around longer?

Besides, who doesn't want a bucket of worms living under their kitchen sink (or on their balcony). It's not like they ever all decide to escape at once leaving little shriveled up worms all over the inside of your cupboard).

M.A. said...

Maybe the worms will get lonely and come sleep with you at night. Snuggly! :-)