64 bar falls 30.11 4mph N dew-point 45 sunrise 6:38 set 7:46
Waxing Crescent of the Harvest Moon rise 11:00 set 9:02
The morning. More gazpacho. Another triple batch. This time Kate will can it. We had a blind taste test and found we liked the canned gazpacho even more than the fresh. Go figure. Making a large batch is not difficult, but it does consume time. A lot of steps. Cut. Mash. Pulse. (cuisinart) Dice. Blend.
This afternoon. Kate wanted to see what we won on a scratch game card that came in the newspaper. So I called. The result was a canned patter by a nice young woman who wanted to sell us a $4,600 vacuum cleaner and air freshener! Geez. We stopped the pitch in mid-stride, she gathered up the Defender and the Majestic and walked out of house. Whooo.
At 3 Paula Westmoreland and Lindsay Reban of Ecological Gardens came. They will develop a phased plan for us that will stretch out over 4-5 years. Their work has Permaculture as its basis, so they will help move our property further in the direction of sustainability. I plan to document the process on a companion website to AncienTrails. I have no name for it, but when I’m ready to get going, I’ll let you know.
I liked Paula and Lindsay. They seemed like the kind of folks I understand. The first product from them will be an orchard plan, then a more comprehensive plan for projects spaced over time. It will be fun and will take our property into another zone.