The baby guinea pigs are now 2 weeks old. They are definitely
the picture of cuteness! Still no names, yet, but I am
pretty sure the Big One is female and the Little One is male.
We've got a vet appt next week to be sure.
Taking care of guinea pigs is part of my activism for animals.
Guinea pigs, as a species, have been so abused by humans
that their name is synonymous with experimentation. It is
part of my mission in life to love and care for them.
And the gardening...
We have had a Community Garden plot since 2009. I still don't
consider myself a real gardener... I just pretend: I'm mostly
there for the photo opportunities, but I'm happy to get a
few zucchini and sun gold cherry tomatoes out of the deal as well! :)
The Community Garden is about a mile away, and right on the bike
path that follows the creek which runs near my home. It's a lovely
walk, and I go out to the garden most every weekend all through
the winter. During the spring and summer, I usually have to
drive there because I've got baby plants or tools or compost.
go to veges that we plant every year are: Sun Gold cherry
tomatoes, Zucchini, Lemon Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut
Squash. We do have some Strawberry plants, but only get a handful
of strawberries every year. After that, we experiment with new
veges every year.
I practice Veganic gardening, for the most part. That means
Organic (no pesticides, organic starts and seeds)
and Vegan (no animal-based compost, no attempts to kill slugs
or other critters).
The only non-vegan thing I do is the very occasional vermicompost:
We've got a worm bin at home... keeping and using worms as pets
is not vegan, but it helps the earth so much I think the
justifies the means... but I am quite ambivalent about it.
We started this year's garden Today! I don't have very good luck
planting seeds, so we usually buy most of our veges as seedlings
from Saturday Market. Today we got Snap Peas, Cauliflower and
a new experiment Cherokee Lettuce.
I'm looking forward to warmer weather so we can fill up our space
with plants and flowers!