Friday, October 29, 2010

The Great Pumpkin Surprise or Another Reason to Compost

It's been a grueling 3 and a half weeks without my camera, but it's back and I can commence with reporting on all of the eco-goodness in my life.

Last Fall we were in NC visiting family where we were treated to a trip to their farmer's market. I was hosting Thanksgiving and so I purchased 6 tiny white gourds to substitute for candles on my dinner table centerpiece. 

They looked great, but when the season was over we threw them into the garden (our lazy winter composting) to break down and nourish our soil for spring. We never expected to they would plant themselves and grow in the garden this year.

We ended up with about 17 total pumpkins! All much larger than the originals but no bigger than 8" in diameter. We've given some away and I think a couple even made their way to Maine.

I love a compost garden surprise. Just in time for Halloween, best day of the year.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Crafty Bastards! All I ever dreamed it would be.

 WOW! What a fantastic day at Crafty Bastards we had! Met great people and had great sales, totally worth getting up at 5 AM ! I heart DC shoppers! Here is a short, but happy, recollection of our day.

Smiling, but still sleepy. Enjoying the crisp air and stealing a zen moment minutes before show time at 10am. Finishing off my first cup of warm local coffee delivered by my husband on his way back from scoring free DC parking.

It wasn't long before the scene looked like this, and Woo Hoo, remained that way all day.

Selling so fast we spent most of the day rearranging racks.

Thanks to everyone who came out to CB!  We had the best time!
Don't forget you have until October 8th to VOTE to make me this years Craftiest Bastard!