There are so many excuses to run to (for not blogging for so long). Who's to say some crazy aunt didn't talk me into believing End of Days malarkey NPR seemed to be reporting about bi-daily? Or put on a radiation suit and head to Japan? Or put on the green man suit and bang the glass at some Canucks play-off games? Where do any of us go when spring comes and it's time to change? But. But of course, none of those things happened. I read a little. Worked a lot. Saw old (and older) friends. But work, always work, is paramount.
And that's what brings me to one of my favorite new books! It's for the wonder that is work!:
It's Your Farm in the City: An Urban-Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals by Lisa Taylor and our very own (local) Gardeners of Seattle Tilth (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 336 pgs, $15.16) -- Precise and yet firmly encouraging, this excellent guidebook is as a good a teacher for the sometime-gardener as it is for the master. Complete as could be, with everything from fully mapped farming layouts for 1 acre parcels in suburban cul-de-sacs to tips on milking Nigerian pygmy goats, there's not only inspiration for all, there's information for all as well! Not to mention the book's layout is as cute as a nursery sapling. Enjoy!