I met with the flooring guy on Saturday and I am waiting for his quote on fixing the floor. I am crossing my fingers that the insurance payment will cover it all. I sure hope so! That floor has cost me so much time and money it is almost becoming comical. But I have to say that I really love it... isn't that just like love? :)
I started my second year of lasagna gardening, with my winter prep work. For those of you new to this blog, this is not about growing pasta. It is a method of gardening that works with layers of materials to block out weeds and build up the quality of the soil. The dirt in that garden was pretty poor and full of weeds that I just can't keep up withn and last year it did seem to a have a positive effect. The first step was last week where I pulled out the old veggies and other plants and put them in a pile.
Next is a layer of newspaper- and I wet down each layer.
|Newspaper over the plant material|
|Next was a layer of cardboard and water that down and poke some holes where you see water pooling|
|Last layer is another bunch of bags of potting mix|
With the storm that passed through we had some fantastic clouds late in the day.
YES - MORE CLOUD PICTURES!
|Sunset Pink and Purple Clouds|
|This was just before sunset and the light is refracting through the clouds making these beams shoot out. You might need to save this on your computer to see them.|
I am hosting Thanksgiving for the family here in Moraga, and will be trying for the first time a "heritage" turkey. This is one that is not the standard commercially grown, white feather turkeys but one that is closer to a wild turkey. We will see how it turns out. My family is really traditional about Thanksgiving dinner, one year I wanted to not have mashed potatoes and gravy and you would have thought I suggested they eat eel!.