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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow's coming in

Our first dusting of the year

[risa] We have placed our first seed order of the year, with Fedco for a change (our usual supplier having been swallowed up by Monsanto). Seed from Maine may present a few problems as we are in the Pacific Northwest, but its worth a try until we know better where we can safely order locally. We have quite a lot left over from last year, especially corn, beans, runner beans, and peas, but we're also (we hope) getting in packets of:

Boothbys Blonde Slicing Cucumber
Black Zucchini
Golden Zucchini
Burpees Butterbush Winter Squash
Connecticut Field Pumpkin
Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Shin Kuroda
Golden Detroit Beet
Cherry Belle Radish
Bordeaux Spinach
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Hyper Red Rumple Waved Lettuce
Gator Perpetual Spinach or Leaf Beet
Graffiti Cauliflower
Pingtung Long Eggplant
Diamond Eggplant
Early Jalape Hot Pepper
Revolution Sweet Pepper
Rutgers Tomato
Yellow Brandywine Tomato
Aunt Rubys German Green Tomato
Amish Paste Tomato
Sun Gold Cherry Tomato
Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower
Andover Parsnip
Purple Top White Globe Turnip
Early White Vienna Kohlrabi

Fruit trees, bush fruits, and potatoes we will seek out locally. We've got lots of potatoes, but they are going to sprout too early, methinketh.

It snowed about two inches here last night. Much more in some parts of Eugene; and the roads aren't improving. We expect maybe 16 degrees F tonight; I'm running a lightbulb in the pumphouse and another in the chicken shed. Everyone be careful out there!

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