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Friday, October 17, 2008

Grow Local





Hi all. It is the middle of October, Midterms are over, the show in NY is up. I had the flu really badly most of the time I was in NYC, so I don't exactly remember the whole trip. I am proud of the show but glad that it us up and done. And now I am starting to feel some relief from stress!

One major source of stress relief has been our garden. I am posting some updated pics and you can see that things have grown a lot! We currently have a lot of things growing in our garden: radishes, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, green beans, chives, beets, broccoli, carrots, squash, potatoes, and Swiss chard. (there is still the occasional tomato...but the first frost we expect this weekend will put a stop to that.) This garden has been a surprise hit. when we first planted it we were not sure if it would work out okay... the soil is hard and predominately clay and we had a hot drought followed by flooding rain... not exactly friendly conditions for seedlings... but it turned itself around and we have been having fun eating and sharing our food.

I have found in the last few years that gardening is one of the things that makes me the most happy in this world. There is something so great about going out the garden with Jeremy (and sometimes Fricky) and planting, or tending to the growing plants, or harvesting (the most fun part). I am so happy that all of this art show/midterm craziness is over with for the fall. I have been neglecting some important things in a blind effort to get work done. Things like: my health, my husband, my cat, exercising, sleeping well... It is time to harvest the garden and get some priorities straight. It is safe to say that I will be taking a much needed studio break and seeking out some fun and relaxation.

hope everyone is enjoying fall and hugging someone near.

xo,
Allyson

2 comments:

Sarah U. said...

hello from Olympia.. beautiful cabbage! that is really really inspiring. and now, I am TAGGING the both of you! go to my bloggity-blog for the rules..
xo sarah u.

Jessica said...

your show was fantastic. I loved all the pieces and think your work looks amazing in person. My friend is the proud owner of one of your new pieces as well...I hope you are feeling better.