Thursday, September 01, 2005


• I have a fig tree next to the house that keeps getting killed back to the ground every winter. As a result, it is about two feet tall despite being three years old. I am proud to announce that there is a single tiny fig growing on it.

• I harvested a watermelon. While it isn't transcendent, it is at least average and will make excellent agua fresca. With all the bizarre weather we've had, I consider "average" a personal victory. (Let's not mention the fact that the watermelon was an unexpected volunteer and has basically reared itself without my intervention.)

• Would the smart aleck who, back in the spring, suggested we'd end up keeping Gracie the Foster Dog please leave a comment to claim your prize.