One bonobo's view of the world...and stuff.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Edible Sputnik

Once upon a time, this would have been regarded as the very height of sophistication.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Peace comes dropping slow

I WILL arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the mourning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.

WB Yeats: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

I've not got room for nine bean rows in my micro-plot, but I've finally got around to planting up what I have. Here it is, all marked out with green twine for planting with chard, pak choi, beetroot, radicchio...

Here's the contents of my compost dalek. It's less icky than usual because I covered most of the rotting fruit with the weeds I pulled out of the plot. I'm a sworn enemy of Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens).

This bitch is my motherfuckin' hoe:

Here's Poop dilligently 'hiding' french beans:

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

More Trossachs etc.

A burn

Some mountains and trees. Midget not pictured.

Sophie inists that this is the lamp post (from Narnia)

The family (excluding Adam, who has to stand behind because he insists on ruining group shots with 'amusing' faces)

Two boys and a stick

They've all gone Blog Crazee!

All the hootoo crowd have started getting in on the blog act. I finally managed to put some photos on my 'Pod to join in...but the wrong ones, so here's just a couple of the Trossachs for starters. I think the top one might be Ben Lomond, taken from the rear (oo-er!). The loch is Loch Venachar. The second one is Ben Ledi, taken from a very nice pub.

More soon. I did remember to take my camera to work, but a grabbed the wrong lead. Why on earth is there more than one kind of USB connector?!!!