I’ve had a remarkably productive week. Painted 3 paintings so far in my personal “30 paintings in 30 days” challenge, plus managed to produce three videos, answer questions at the Mother Earth News Online Summit, feed the pumpkin vines and plant some more, pot up fruit trees… whew!
And did I tell you all I’ve decided to participate in the National Novel Writing Month competition this year?
Yep, I’m writing a novel over the month of November and the goal is 50k words in 30 days. I started on Tuesday and have passed 11,000 words already.
It’s been a great week.
In case you missed it, Rachel demonstrated how to roast a pumpkin and shares some of her favorite ways to prepare one for the table:
And today I posted a video on a tin can cutworm canceller I hope will preserve my young pumpkin sprouts:
I am sick of the cutworms killing all the young plants. I’m trying this first and we’ll see how it goes. This video also has a vicious anti-cutworm battle rap at the end after the credits.
Mother Earth News Online Summit Day 5
Day five is live and running. Baking bread, caring for chickens, solar cooking… plenty of good material airing today – sign up here.
Since I’m sure a lot of you aren’t particularly interested in my outdoor landscape painting challenge, I won’t be posting those paintings here as I go.
Instead, I’m putting them over at my on-again-off-again art blog here.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Thank you for all of your work. I will have to read your caffeine book. It seems to keep you productive. Gardening videos were my way of unwinding after long days of stressful work in the dessert.
I have read several of your books and regularly watch you videos. My wife and I just moved to North Florida after 21 years of moving around (military) and growing in pots. We are very excited to grow lots more. With your help and witnessing firsthand what grows out of compost I will get her to accept that a garden does not have to be dress right, dress.
Thank you, Paul – I appreciate it! Glad you finally got to settle down. You’re going to have a ton of fun. Keep me posted – I will answer questions and help however I can.