Friday, June 22, 2012

Bread and "the Bulge"

We found ourselves with an amazing abundance of salvaged bread yesterday (probably ~40 loaves)!  After much slicing, most of it has gone in the freezer to save for later, but we also called on nearby friends to come and take some away - there was way too much for us alone to eat + freeze!! 
We also had a bit of a french toast party this morning, yum! (with strawberries from our garden, and salvaged berries and pineapple!!)
Amazing bread haul by J-bird!

 A little while ago, the city made permanent some traffic calming features in our neighbourhood, including making some "bulges" that close off some car traffic directions at roundabout intersections (great for bikes + quiet neighbourhoods, very confusing for those visiting the neighbourhood by automobile!).
RedSara signed us up with the City of Vancouver's "Green Streets" program to care for the "bulge" on our block.  We now have a lovely little garden, "bulging" with:

  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Fennel
  • Day Lillies
  • Garlic
  • Sunchokes
  • a dwarf apple tree
  • a salvaged heather plant
  • lots of FLAX!!
  • Orach: a spinach-like plant that we got seeds from EYA (Environmental Youth Alliance) and RedSara's mom
  • a Tea plant
  • a Loquat tree
  • Coltsfoot
  • Sunflower
  • Arugula
  • Calendula
  • Collard
  • Kale
  • Dill
  • Columbine
  • Mallow
  • and many more.... that we're not sure of the names...!!!
All enclosed in a lovely living low willow fence!

Friendly neighbourhood kitty, Larry, hanging out with me at "the bulge"

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