I picked up a packet of seeds for California poppies since they’re one of my very favorite flowers.
I’ve got a special place picked out for these – growing right in the front over a retaining wall. I think they’ll be delightful.
I’ve picked out a number of drought-resistant prairie plants to live on the boulevard where conditions are rather harsh. These plants will help to build the soils, attract beneficial insects, and make the walk and view more pleasant for our neighbors. I’m grateful to live in a city that encourages residents to plant public spaces.
purple prairie clover
Since we had our tree cut down, I’ve been gathering information to cultivate edible mushrooms on the logs. I’ll be putting in an oyster, shittake, and wine-cap spawn order from here.
Finally, we’ve learned we can tap the Norway Maple and Boxelder in our yard. We’re now on the lookout for a propane burner to boil down the sap when we “sugar” next month. It’ll be a bit of an investment, but we’ve wanted one anyway for whole-grain brewing and outdoor canning.
I’ll just say it’s hard to get any homework done when there is so much planning to do! Oh well. To the accounting homework…