Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We're Back Up

We've had a wild couple of weeks here as our iMac slowly died on us.  We first couldn't do much of anything because it was taking so slow, and then it finally just stopped.  The guys at our Apple store sent us to a local company that works on Apples and we're truly thankful.  They not only installed a new hard drive 4X the size of what we had, but they restored almost all of our old hard drive. Thanks MacTLC!  

We gratefully got back our old pictures, but little nuisances such as bookmarks and email addresses didn't make it.  It's going to be a bit tedious to gather all the addresses of our raw food class students, but things will get going soon.

I, obviously, haven't been able to post our local meals for the Dark Days Local Meals challenge, but hopefully I'll catch up this week.  Laura has quite a few pictures to load up and there's still a bit of organization to deal with, but we're just ecstatic that the retrieval process went so smoothly.

So, with an update on the spring garden, lots has been happening.  My wonderful husband dug out 5 new raised beds for us.  They're much smaller than our others (8' x 3' instead of 18' x 5'), and they're going to make cute "boutique" type beds.  Each one will eventually be permanently planted with perennials, but for now a few will be just extra space for some of our regulars.  I'll plant one bed with asparagus at the end of the month, and a couple will be earmarked for strawberries to be planted in the fall.  For now, the others will house carrots, potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes.

At the end of the month, we'll also be buying a few more blackberries and some fruit trees. Right now we're thinking dwarf apple, pear, peach, fig, persimmon, and pomegranate. Just depends on how many holes my husband can dig in this rock.  Can't wait!

Pictures to come soon......

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