We’ve been getting just the right amount of rain for our garden. A little bit each day or evening, enough to wet the ground without sending our newly planted seeds off into wild, disorganized rivulets intermingling broccoli’s, spinaches and lettuces. Here’s hoping we get lots and lots of yummy fresh veggies in a few months, all in neat little rows for picking.
In related news, my husband’s been turning into quite the crunchy-head (see slang use of granola). Not only does he wear his orange Crocs most every day, he’s prone to buying hormone free meats and kefir grains. It’s all good, as far as I’m concerned, because it keeps me and the nuggin well-fed.
He tells me about an email exchange with the kefir grain lady (we’re looking to make dairy free kefir, which is admittedly my idea) and she also sells Nigerian dwarf goats and chickens too. Which explains why Gary was asking the other day if I wanted to get some chickens or perhaps a dwarf goat for our back yard. Now, mind you, we live in a nice, fairly diverse neighborhood, but it’s not like we’re on a farm. Our lot is like a half acre and backs up to our neighbor’s fenced in yard that holds in his dog. That dog goes nuts when other neighborhood dogs are walked by, can you imagine what would happen if it had a bunch of chickens or a 2-foot goat to ogle every minute of the day? I have to admit, those goats are cute, but I’m afraid they just aren’t practical for our current living situation.
In fact, I bet most of you don’t know anything about his internet business. Yup. He works from home on an internet business that some years is more lucrative than others. 2007 wasn’t one of those lucrative years. He’s in partnership with a long time friend, who’s a bit of a crunchy head herself, on the venture that started way back as a grad school project. It all started when visiting a health food store and seeing a product called an earcandle. Says Gary, hey, those look easy to make. Surely we can do it better and cheaper. Thus, www.earcandle.com was born. Gary manages the website, customer communications and money flow while the business partner makes and ships the earcandles. I admit I’ve never used an earcandle, but they don’t seem to hurt any body and some people find them helpful. So, if you ever need earcandles, be sure to get yours at Gary’s site.
Just in case you’re wondering, Gary didn’t turn different after meeting me, like I’m some sort of strange influence on his personality. Oh, no, he’s always been his own type of wild and free bird. A very entertaining wild and free bird, and I wouldn’t ever dare to try and fence him in. He did make a face at the “granola” label, but he’s a good sport and knows it’s all in fun. Just to throw a wrench in the granola label, he was also president of his fraternity in college. Apparently, they were good at throwing parties and events. And having fun, lots of fun, so I hear. I’ve also never seen him wear tie dye, nor will he ever if I’ve got anything to say about it.
Gary will be a great Dad. I love him. He’d be hard not to love.