Happy Earth Day-misc postings

In Print
This Old House made my day.
From the cover I see just another remodel your bathroom, blah, but several articles in there was something that made my heart go pitter patter. Green roofs. There were pictures of a beautiful Cap Cod with a sod covered roof.
I’ve been thinking of a green roof for the house. But I need to pay off the second mortgage before I can do anything with the house, and one of my hopes, is to have a rooftop garden with a green roof.

In The Backyard
You know I have the gardening bug when I rush home to strip out of my work clothes and into something more ratty, just to fool around with dirt. Yesterday was mix more dirt for containers day. I spent the whole evening mixing peat moss with manure and garden soil, tracking dirt through the house, and planting seed, and that was the best part of my day. I was hungry when I came home but my desire to go in the back and work on the garden trumped the hunger. I’d nibble at the pea shoot I trimmed back. I also took bites of the arugula and Bibb lettuce, and then took the trimmings and made a very tiny salad of them. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and freshly ground pepper, yummy.