Good afternoon to all our readers out there!
It's an odd sort of day today. Its been an odd sort of couple weeks, actually. The weather has been wildly varying from sun and clear blue skies to dark clouds, rain, hail, and thunder and back. All in the span of 10-15 minutes. Needless to say, its made for an awkward time to be in the gardens. Our starts that are outdoors are slowly growing, but the lack of constant sun is making it hard for them to really take off. The ones indoors are starting to get a bit leggy, stretching to get as much sun as they can in our west windows. I'm afraid that if the weather doesn't pick up soon that we'll have some troubles with stunted growth this summer.
Regardless of what's going on outdoors, this has been perfect weather to be doing stuff indoors. I'm actually sitting in the window drinking some vanilla roobios tea as I write this. Of course, I spent all morning cleaning the house from top to bottom. Plenty of time for some thorough spring cleaning!
Its also a perfect time to do some reading. In an earlier post I mentioned the "Radical Homemakers". We picked up the book this weekend. It's by Shannon Hayes. I haven't started reading it yet, but you can expect to hear more about it as soon as I do! In the mean time, check out their website at: http://radicalhomemakers.com/
We also picked up the book "Pedaling Revolution" by Jeff Mapes. He's a Portlander, so its been really neat to recognize the streets he talks about as he writes on "how cyclists are changing American cities." He focuses on Portland, New York City and a few other places in les-EU as well as about the Netherlands, the mecca of biking. I've only just started reading it, so I'll hold off on talking about it any more, but you can find his book at Powell's online store here: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780870714191