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Yurt and garden

August 13, 2005

My garden at three and a half weeks old, is thriving! My yurt, set up at the edge of a vineyard, with views into two river valleys and mountains on all sides, is now little more than a glorified bedroom, shouting distance from the ‘real house’ in town.

But in one week’s time a very special guest will arrive and we will among other things, live, and cook (!!!) at the yurt without the support of a proper kitchen. And because I am not a practical woman by nature, I have my heart set upon the notion that the yurt-cooking menu should consist primarily of food originating from my pre-pubescent garden. So I’m digging my toe in the dirt and wondering what kind of grits can a gal dish up using corn, tomatoes, several kinds of lettuce, rocket, chard, red chicory, mint, basil, sorrel, coreander, and everything but the squeal of a radish and a beet using nothing but a BBQ-for-one and an Occitanian 2-ring burner.

Fortunately, he’s a vegetarian.

images from t to b: author slash subsistence farmer surveys her harvest possibilities, yurt lighting, flashed-view from the foot of bed.

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  1. English words that sort of rhyme with yurt:



    Dutch words that sort of rhyme with yurt:


    Comment by debra — August 13, 2005 @ 13:46

  2. flirt

    Comment by Paul — August 13, 2005 @ 14:08

  3. squirt

    Comment by Paul — August 13, 2005 @ 14:09

  4. Zeg!

    Comment by Paul — August 13, 2005 @ 14:23

  5. shirt

    Comment by debra — August 13, 2005 @ 17:11

  6. spurt!

    Comment by kristi van Riet — August 13, 2005 @ 18:16

  7. bird

    Comment by debra — August 13, 2005 @ 19:03

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