June 2009 Blogging from Bloomington

By | June 27, 2009

As the farm flourishes, so flourishes America This year in Indiana spring sprang wet and stayed wet, delaying planting and improving habitat for mosquitoes. Ticks and fleas have flourished too. Corn, not so much. Nevertheless, Ron got the garden expanded and planted in good time; we don’t grow corn, but the okra was delayed. We’re harvesting greens (kale,… Read More »

January 2009, a New Year, and a Serious Snow Storm

By | February 1, 2009

January 1, 2009. We saw the new year in with a traditional Southern dinner, served close to noon, that included blackeyed peas, greens (this year it was collards grown in last year’s garden and frozen to save), ham, and Southern-style cornbread. Note that old-time Southern cornbread is made with buttermilk, white cornmeal, and contains no sugar. (Sweetened cornbread… Read More »

Spenser, the New Kitten on the Block

By | November 12, 2008

We got Spenser at the Bloomington animal shelter when he was about 10-11 weeks old. He was probably born around August 1, 2008. He has quickly become a member of the household. Buckey, our 15 pound part Main Coon, who is 8 or 9 years old, has accepted him very quickly. Buckey’s sister Josephine has been a little… Read More »