Friday, November 13, 2009

play park

my wood cutting area has morphed into a complex and dangerous play area.
ramparts and bridges divide the separate "rooms" (rounds).

very dangerous.

the kids balance has improved ten fold since this "park," as the kids call it, has been here. toly's domain is usually on the actual stump and he traverses to the fell log. kassi and tristan flit across the rest of the play area in such a graceful fashion that i plan to incorporate some of this concept into a new play area for them.

i have been making some serious progress on cutting, splitting and stacking some of this tree. other duties of the daily nature supersede this activity. i have to steal away every second to get this task done.

the greenhouse has been flourishing.

the kale and swiss chard are really beautiful.

just a couple of more days until we'll be eating salad from these beds.

i love swiss chard.

i like it steamed with a touch of salt the best. greens like this aren't especially popular to most people that i encounter in person. it is difficult finding a common conversational denominator when my mind continually wants to chat about our glorious greens. politeness usually forces me to chat about hunting. don't get me wrong hunting is great and all but our greens are really cool.

we just had a little visit by the local johova's witness. david is a really nice guy. today i just drug him around and showed him stuff, how the greenhouse is doing. a captive audience forced to admire my greens. he hadn't been by to see my finished root-cellar either. he left his cohorts in the car and just basically took a tour of the omelay spread. other than the bible in his hand, a subliminal message, no other message was foisted on me. i really like david, we understand each other. he got to save face with his car bound accompaniment while we had a nice visit. best of all i got to brag on my beautiful greens;)


Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

The wood play park is so cool! :) What neat fun. I am way jealous of all of your greens! I need to get my hiney in gear. Hmmm...taking the JW on a farm tour...great idea! :)

Kim said...

Your greens are beautiful! :) We too have to talk hunting when we would rather talk greens, trees, etc. Glad to see the greenhouse is doing so well.

Wendy said...

Great play area! Looks like kid heaven ;).

Rixa said...

Mmmmm, greens...I'm building a cold frame around one of our raised beds for winter greens. Not as fancy as your greenhouse, but I hope it will work.

Melodie said...

I love the way you built the green house,what a good idea.The greens are gorgeous !

Pablo said...

I developed a taste for kale when I was in Africa two years ago. In fact, I'm having kale soup for lunch today.

Shannon said...

I was standing in my garden the other day when I had this brilliant idea to use cattle panels and heavy plastic to make a greenhouse and today I discover that it was ,in fact, a brilliant idea and you seem to have executed it brilliantly. I enjoy your blog, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful greens! I could talk all day about them:)

What a lovely visit with the JW too. You are making such a difference in your world.

Thank you for sharing, your site and phots are lovely and full of great information and motivation.

Create a great day,
Pam in Monroe, WA

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