draft party v 2

Last weekend was the fifth annual Draft Party, which has become so legendary and ill-advised that no one was willing to host it at their house anymore. Joe offered up the use of his cabin near Brainerd, which seemed pretty ideal to us. We headed out of town after work on Friday, conveniently encountering Wendy and Amelia along the way. ...

the weekend in pictures: FOR AMERICA.

Oh yes, our three-day weekend was awesome. Friday Night Meats happened in the midst of a pretty amazing storm. Before people arrived, the wind came through and knocked a bunch of branches and dead-tree bark from the neighbors’ into our yard. We cleaned it all up, went inside for a few minutes, and then realized it was pouring. After that, ...

farmin’

It’s been very hot and humid for a couple of days, so the urban farm has become more of a jungle. That’s a potato flower. I had no idea potato flowers were pink.   I harvested four cups of rhubarb last night for Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake. We have tons of kale, swiss chard, mint, and other herbs. Surprisingly, the lettuce ...

progress report on 101 things in 1001 days (june 2011)

Begin Date: July 4, 2010 End Date: April 1, 2013 Items Completed: 30 Items that will not be Completed: 2 I finished 3 things in June 2011: #79 do something to make the “garden” on the north side of the house presentable (we pulled the weeds, then put down landscape fabric and mulch around the hostas. it’s so much better!) #57 go to ...