The fall garden is in: peas, lettuce, and spinach . . . and lots of 'em. New features: two portable coldframes that will hopefully let me keep getting lettuce and other cold-hardy greens until late December.
I put one cold frame in the front yard. It was a revolution, with the revolutionaries (me) triumphing over the forces of the reactionary (Marie). I explained to her that, since our house faces south, the spot immediately in front of the house is a micro-climate that enjoys Zone 6 (Tennessee-Kentucky) conditions instead of Zone 5 conditions (which is what southern Michigan is). With a cold frame, it'll be like northern Zone 7. That, anyway, is my theory. We'll see how it goes. The reactionary is skeptical . . . and unimpressed with how it's going to look. Aesthetics. Harumph. Who needs 'em? We're talking greens in winter.
Received via text: "My ignorance of greek mytholgy has always been my achilles elbow"
I might have a new favorite podcast: The First Things podcast. Episodes 40-45 minutes long, broken into three or four segments. Religion and public life. IF they could only include some beer and gardening stuff, it'd be the oral version of TDE, just without the asinine sense of self-importance on display at TDE.