Will got another mushroom farm, this one is Shitake mushrooms and they had already started to grow a bit when we got them; this picture is from last Thursday, just two days after we got them. Now they look like this:
The wedding dress is finished but I have decided not to post pictures of me in it until after the wedding, mostly because I am tired of taking it on and off while working on it to see if it fits yet. Now I am working on a quick hat for Will and the FLS.
It has been on the warm side the last couple days and the cats are being more lazy because of it.
I have been playing around with another cake that turned out yummy but still didn’t make the cut as it will take like 5 of them to make a cake big enough for our party.
It is a gluten free white cake that I found on this blog. The combination was a big hit, the cake lasted maybe 30 min since Will came home from a hike with Georgie and ate 3.5 /4 th of it all by himself. All in all a good Sunday.
This last weekend I took a class on starting tomatoes from seed at Love Apple Farm in Ben Lomond with the owner Cynthia Sandberg, it was a blast! Cynthia is a self professed tomato freak and she grows 100+ varieties every year at Love Apple Farm. She has a wide range of classes on tomato growing, herb growing and veggie growing; for more info go check out her site.
This is my flat, incubating away on its little warming pad to keep the soil around 70 degrees F. There are 3 seeds in each cell and 48 cells, so a potential 144 seedlings. All the varieties I picked from Cynthia’s seed bank are heirloom varieties so I can save the seeds and plant them next year (assuming I don’t kill them…), they have great names like Bloody Butcher, Julia Child, Green Sausage, Berkeley Tie-Dye and more. I was going to just pick 8 and sew 6 cells of each but as the seeds came round I just couldn’t help myself so there are a couple cells of some, one of a couple, 4 of Julia Child, etc. Hopefully I will have a bunch to share.
For information on how to grow a good tomato check out Cynthia’s post here.
About as local as it gets. To grow your own mushrooms check out Far West Fungi.