Monday, November 17, 2008

The Borrowed Garden

*Garden #4 in a series about local gardens. Click here for the Hip Garden, here for the Serving Time Garden, and here for the Well-Tended Garden.

Gardeners: the BYU Eco-Response Club
Size: 1/4 of an acre
Location: just off Center Street on the way to Utah Lake

(The Eco-response club helped w/our strawbale greenhouse)

These apartment dwelling students wanted a garden. So they borrowed some land from a generous local farmer named Shery Goodman. Shery owns Sunspring Ranch. Most of the students ride their bikes to get there.

Once you arrive you must greeeeeet the noisy goats. Theeeeey love it!
Here's the garden at dusk, which is appropriate since these busy students have to squeeze gardening time into their schedules. You go when you can, even when the light is fading fast.
Here's Chandler with some of the produce they grew.
To see pics of their canning marathon "Yes We Can...Carrots" click here!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


i looked in our windowand what did i see?
Note: food chaos reigned for a long while but these pumpkins and squashes have all cured and are now settled in the cellar.

halloween at the hayes'

Andi is the Halloween Queen.
yummy homemade soups & doughnuts.
group art projects.

here Andi and Sophie are holding my pin art up to the light.

Andi made this cool skirt.
wonderful folks...
being old & gray together...

i wouldn't miss halloween at the hayes' for the world!

sprouting wings

...from fallen feathers

beautiful birds.

pre-election tension

seriously, our Harold & Maude costumes would have been much more convincing if Maude weren't so wound up about the elections. (though i did offer to force myself into channeling Maude by stealing a convertible...)

thinking ahead

don't miss this:the Beehive Bazaar is MAGICAL
plus buying local is VIRTUOUS
equals the happiest shopping around.

see y'all there!