Wednesday, April 8, 2009

books and other stuff

I borrowed a giant wildflower book from the library, but I still don't know what these are ~

~ a little blurry, but perhaps you can help? we had a flowering bush like this when we lived in the city, too ~ perhaps it doesn't qualify as a wildflower?

chickens in the yard

seedlings in the coldframe

We've used The New Seed-Starters Handbook and Guide to Alabama Vegetable Gardening as reference books over the past couple of months. And on the subject of books, I got a couple of great ones for my birthday: The Wall and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I devoured The Wall and recommend it for children as well as adults. I've not yet started the other one -- looking forward to taking it with me to the beach. The beach! Happy sigh.

I love getting books as gifts because it's the only time I ever add anything to the shelf. All else comes from the library. When I first visited The Evelyn Thornton - Warrior Public Library, I was a bit aghast that it consisted of a single, tiny room. I was accustomed to taking the kids to the downtown Birmingham library once a week. But you know how picking things out at the store can be overwhelming these days, because there are just so many shampoos and cheeses from which to choose? I like the Warrior library because it's the opposite of that. There are a few really good choices, and that's all I really need.


mountainmelody said... cool! I'm impressed!

Allison said...

We loved the guide to al gardening! One of the authors, Walter Reeves, is a regular host on a morning gardening radio show in Atlanta (or at least he was when I still lived there) and I always enjoyed listening to him. It always left me with the feeling I used to have sitting at my grandparents table listening to the farm report.

countrypeapie said...

Hey MM! I was so intimidated when we first moved here and I started reading about backyard chickens and gardening, but it's all a lot easier than it seems.

Hey Allison! What a great book. Here's a link to some funny stuff about the other author, Felder Rushing:

Journey2thepast said...

I am LOVING the chicken pictures!!

countrypeapie said...

Thanks HB! The citrix server is down so I'm taking a moment to catch up on blogging. Hope you're enjoying your day off!