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rain, cover crops, bare plants and ethiopian food

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It was rainy here…finally. What a dry winter we’ve had up until now.
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Scott ran around throwing out cover crop seeds down before the rain started (an old post about cover crops). The crimson clover and purple vetch are already sprouting.
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The favas I planted earlier are thriving.
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While I’ve been forcing roses into dormancy…
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…Scott’s been on the other side of the yard taming raspberries into neat and tidy rows.
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Six new bare root fruit trees await planting. Two cherries, one plum, one persimmon, and two more figs.
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The seedlings are coming along well. Now that we have a place to grow inside with warm southern sun, we can start our seeds earlier than before.
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All this winter weather has had us in the kitchen cooking with spices. Scott’s been making lentils and curried winter squash soup. Last night I made our favorite Beef in Berbere Sauce (taming the heat by paring the 1T of cayenne down to 1/4t.) with…
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injera. Reminding me of my high school and college days when we used to adventure into Berkeley to the Blue Nile for Ethiopian food. So sad to hear they are closed.

Hope these winter days are going well in your part of the woods.

p.s. As often as I can remember, I thought I’d post back to previous years around the same date. January 26, 2009 More Edible Weeds

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