Saturday, June 06, 2009

Gardening!

Even though we've been eating take-out and fast-food nonstop for the past few weeks (and have thrown most of our CSA veggies to the chickens because we didn't manage to eat all that lettuce), we've been planting a ridiculous vegetable garden. Our entire front yard has pretty much been converted to garden, and we just added a bed to our parking strip. We've got popcorn, pumpkins, watermelon, cucumbers (although these seem to be struggling), blueberry bushes, strawberries, green beans, fennel, mint, sage, thyme, rosemary, asparagus, tomatoes, lettuce, peas, grapes, potatoes and zucchini. Oh, and artichokes. If a global food crisis hits, we'll be all set!

Here are a few pics, taken a few weeks ago (everything's bigger now after our recent hot spell).







Now I just need to find time to actually use/preserve all these veggies! At least they're still in the growing stage so I've got a month or two before I need to worry...

This weekend is all about finishing Breaking Dawn (I'm almost there!) and cleaning the house. The book files were uploaded to the printer yesterday, so I've got some respite from that before proofs come back for approval. Then, I just have to sit back and wait for August! Apart from all the pre-publication publicity I've been trying to do. I sent galleys off for review to Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly (that's about a one in a million shot, but I figured it was worth the $30 bucks in materials and postage, just in case!) and Booklist. I'm all set up with Unicorn Books, which is the distributor that nearly every yarn shop orders their books from. They're taking pre-orders on their website and will have an advance copy of the book in their booth at TNNA. I've also sent applications to a couple other distributors that deal with the library market.

If any of you are in Portland and want to see an advance copy of the book, they've got it at Twisted (they're taking preorders there as well). We'll also have it at Black Sheep in the Lavender Sheep booth.

And now, back to the vampires and werewolves.

1 Comments:

Blogger Lynne S of Oz said...

Good work on the garden and on your new book :-)

8:32 PM  

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