This scrap of land is bound to grow us a few things this summer. It has our attention. It started as a 10x10 grassy patch. We dug and weeded. We dug and added some amendments. And then we dug in some starts and later some seeds. The list of what it contains is really a bit long for the size of it all.
and hopefully, if the seeds come up, lettuce.
We are just starting a few things for now.
Tonight we were off to pick up Nathan at the train station in downtown Newark, and boy was that colorful. I was thinking it is probably not a good sign when you come off the freeway and all the people you see milling about are: 1.wearing wife-beater tank tops (or for those of you unfamiliar with this phrase, a white hanes ribbed tank top for men made famous on the tv show COPS), 2. all those people also have many various tatoos inscribed on their well defined,(maybe prison made) arm muscles, 3. you see a cop or five every other block, 4.lots of people are sitting out on the stoop of their brownstone apartments(kind of like Seasame Street, only a lot darker, scarier and Big Bird is nowhere in sight). If you find yourself in a neighborhood that seems to fit this description you may want to make no detours and follow the directions exactly as printed out on the mapquest directions and hope this time there are no mistakes. So anyway while we were visiting this lovely part of town, we we…