Friday, June 18, 2010

Five Senses Friday

I've never done Five Senses Friday, but today it seemed like a good idea.

Asparagus and Rhubarb!  Maybe not at the same time, but they're in season so I'm eating lots and considering putting some by for later... Maybe it's time to try pickling?

Slings and Arrows, a Canadian tv show written by Kid in the Hall, Mark McKinney. Funny and whip smart, it was suggested to me for the rumby pumby but that's not my favorite thing about it. (It isn't bad though...)

Greenhorn Radio on Heritage Radio Network.  A radio show about young farmers across the USA.  I'm looking forward to discovering other shows on this network, just as a quick overview I see some interesting ones on eating in, brewing beer, urban foraging... The Greenhorn site is very cool too. Join the irresistible fleet of bicycles! (I hope to when the weather finally improves.)

All my neighbors roses.  They smell so much better than mine do, at least mine are pretty and the chickens seem to enjoy eating the petals.  :)

Huge Dragonfly

Blue Sky Alpaca Sportweight Melange yarn in Cinnamon. For World Wide Knit in Public Day I cast on for a Ms. Marigold vest.  Odd Summer knitting perhaps, but perfect for the weather we're having!  This lady seems to be enjoying it in warmer weather, lets hope I do too.

Friday, June 11, 2010

So what did I actually get up to last Saturday?

I did volunteer at Beacon Hill Library as I do almost every Saturday.  The program is "talk time" where we practice conversational English in an informal environment.  This time the topic was medicine, which was more enjoyable than it sounds.  Everyone has something to say about it and I learned a lot about many of the participants.  I like it best when we talk about food.  The Vietnamese ladies have a lot to teach me!  And it helps me to be more adventurous with my cooking. I think I'm ready to make Spring Rolls at home, heaven knows I like to eat them!

The Bad Things performing at Georgetown Farmers Market on June 5, 2010. 
Photo copyright 2010 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Jesse and I also made it to the opening of the Georgetown Farmers Market.  They had a truck with mobile knife sharpening! I wish I knew that before I arrived. I have many dull knives and scissors. Sigh.  Next time.  This is also where I learned about the edible forest that the Jefferson Park Alliance is working to build in South Beacon Hill. The concept is amazing!  I've never heard of a such a thing.  It will function like a park with a p-patch and recreational areas, but most plants in the park, even the shrubbery and trees will provide berries and fruit. What a cool thing to have in an urban area.  The Farmers Market isn't just about food for me, in fact we only bought apples there.  Feeling like part of a community, while learning about an urban forest and getting a chance to try out some giant hula hoops... that's why I go to the Farmers Market.

Friday, June 04, 2010

I will never be able to do all the things planned for this Saturday but I can try:

Green Festival - I'm interested in the DIY zone and the Local Food and Farming area. But do I want to pay to go? Only $5 with a bus transfer...
June 5-6, 2010
Saturday – 10am – 7pm
Sunday – 11am – 6pm
WA State Convention Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Punk Rock Flea Market - Two wonderful things combined!
Underground Events Center, 2407 1st Ave in Belltown. Starts at noon.
"The PRFM is a full on flea market selling everything you can imagine, including records, clothing, furniture, computers, stereo equipment, housewares, haircuts, toys, videos, bicycles, tacos, falafels, vegan treats, skateboards, political propaganda, information from non profit groups, book stores, artists selling their work, bike repair, baby stuff, tarot readings & whatever else we can fit into the space."
All ages until 8 pm
Market is until 6 pm; bands will play after that."  
The opening of Georgetowns Farmers/Flea Market from 10 am to 3 pm.  

So exciting for this neighborhood to have their own market, especially as there is a dearth of grocery stores in the area. This Saturday is the very first one, but they will be continuing every Saturday through September 26th.

Farmer Jane speaking at Third Place books in Ravenna.

I've been reading this book in short bursts for inspiring stories of women working in Food Education and Justice.

6504 20th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 525-2347
7:00 PM 
Cost: FREE

Sustainable West Seattle Festival

Delridge Community Center from 1pm to 5pm: "a free community celebration featuring live performance, creative arts and environmentally-minded workshops, speakers, family activities, and over 100+ community organizations and resources for Southwest Seattle."