I wasnâ€™t sure that the hop would survive the winter outside, even in the pot. But thereâ€™s one sprout a fingerlength long, and another just starting to poke through. I guess that means I should get around to cutting the old vines down now, and figuring out a better way to support it this year. […]
Several weeks ago, when Sadie had her paleontological adventure in our backyard, I planted a hop. This is not a skeletal hand holding a stick. It is a hop rhizome, or an underground section of stalk that’ll become a clone of the plant it was cut from. Hops are generally propagated from rhizomes, since only […]
Several weeks ago after a windstorm, we noticed these things lying in the backyard by the fence. From the kitchen window, they looked like pieces of bread and we figured that maybe some squirrels had dropped them there, or that the neighbors had put them on top of the fence for the birds. But we […]
One of these is going to leave, and it’s not going to be my table.
Due to Chair’s being absent, Folding Stepstool will be taking you on a quick tour of the new house. Since that’s a bit of a mouthful, however, we will continue to refer to our guide as Chair. Chair believes that the logical place to start a tour is at the beginning, so here is the […]