Monday, December 1, 2008

r. ede are ya out in the backwood?

mr. ede
where did you go?


Anonymous said...

Hi Chick. Been enjoying your recent enteries. You have been busy. You may have to consider changing your blog name from hippychicksgarden to hippychicksfarm. You don’t just talk the talk, but, walk the walk. Keep it up.

Don’t know much about chickens, my only experience has been the harvest. Axe, pluck and clean. I knew a wonderful lady, that lived on the mountain side about 60 miles north. She was in her 50’s lived in the bush her entire life. Had a handsome young man in his 30’s who adored her, but hated the killing and cleaning. That’s where I came in. It was a grand day. My little dogs and her big ones. Fresh snow and blue sky. My reward, 3 of the biggest and best tasting chickens I ever had.

Regarding, King Heinrich, I had no idea that rabbits could be neautered! Wild rabbits run rampant in the mountains, the dogs love chasing them but rarely catch them. Ever since I was a kid, we’ve called them Rocky Mountain Chickens. I’ll let you figure out why.

You mentioned that it has been getting cold. Good for the radish and beets and even the peas and beans. They could even withstand a little frost, it would stunt them, but they’d come back. Reading your blog, couldn’t get over how much gardening in Texas is the same as gardening in the Kootenays.

It is about -18 Celsius tonight. I will take my skates to the headwaters tomorrow. No snow, the lake is a sheet of sheer ice. The sun keeps the cold in the shadows.

Figured underswansea was getting old. I’ll put it up again later.

I hope this comment finds you in high spirits.

Take care . . . stay cool.

shellywoman said...

good to know you are well. got worried about you. spent some time living in finland. i know what the long dark nights can do to a person.

i miss your stories, visual and the typ-ed ones.

looking forward to the comeback dayz.

you keep yourself bundled up my friend and enjoy the skate. do the doggies have skates too or just a very special sled?