Monthly Archives: May 2007

Visitors Rule


Andy’s here! Andy’s here!
William’s good friend from Florida is here visiting. We’re trying to woo him to move to the Bay Area. Last night we ate a salad and fava beans and afterward he said it was the best meal ever. Freshness does count, doesn’t it? I feel like the food from the garden has more nutrients, we don’t have to eat as much to feel full. It makes me so happy to feed the people (and animals) I love food from the garden. In return, Andy fixed my bike’s broken brake cable. What a lovely symbiotic relationship!

Baby Bunnies


Simon’s a dad. He doesn’t seem to care much. But the black-faced bandit is a proud little mama. If I get too close, she makes a grunting noise and tries to scratch me. It was risky just getting this shot!
In early May, I noticed that she started building a nest with the soft fur from her belly (this is called kindling). Then the other day I went out to the rabbit area and saw the fuzzy stuff was moving! They look like, well, rats. Kind of hairless. I hear rabbits are born with their eyes open. Mama doesn’t spend much time in the crate nursing the babies–I guess this is a survival technique.

Collard Man


Back in the fall, William and I took a trip up to OAEC, which is a demonstration garden, arts center and intentional community. They have a great plant sale in the fall and spring (the spring one is this weekend–May 5) featuring lots of region-specific varietals of vegetables. Like a crazy beautiful variegated collard, which has gone to seed and I’m going to save for planting at the end of summer. I also got some cauliflower starts, but the funny thing is, they never formed heads. Instead we got these enormous leaves, which are delicious when cooked as collards–with garlic, onions, and a smoked turkey wing. Here’s William in our kitchen demonstrating the size of the leaves.

May Day


Hello May! I said Rabbit Rabbit this morning while feeding the bunnies. My mom always told us it brought good luck. But then I spilled a bunch of vegetable oil in the backyard (my landlord is going to kill me), my right bike brake snapped in two (glad I have two brakes), and my clog strap broke. It’s a theme, let’s hope the rabbit forces gather for good.
Are they preggers? I don’t know…