• Dear Freinds 23/03/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 23 במרץ 2009 |

    Dear friends,

     

    What fun in the garden!

     

    Everything is accelerating because of the amazing sun. It is higher in the sky, it is getting warmer and the days are longer.

     

    This is the time to get rid of the weeds. It is difficult and painful to do this because they are so beautiful and smell so good in the prime of their blooming. But it must be done before they throw their seeds all over the garden and there is no room left for the edible plants that we love.

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  • Hi 17/03/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 17 במרץ 2009 | ,

    Only a week late I'm writing the Purim mail.

     

    Last week someone told me "I love your sprouts very much, but my kids won't eat them". So, while our home turned into a Pirates den, this story evolved.

     

    It's based on a "real" story I heard from my great great grandma Rosy McMaggie (but it could happen!)

     

    During the fall of 1678, they didn't really keep track of dates then, on one of many voyages out to sea, my great great grandpa and his band of merry pirates encountered raging stormy waters.

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  • Dear Freinds 09/03

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 9 במרץ 2009

    Hello and happy holiday,

     

    First something important: This week Eli is replacing Sahar, who delivers the boxes. I truly hope that there will not be mix-ups or delays. We are trying very hard to ensure an orderly delivery. However, please accept any variations with understanding.

     

    If anyone knows someone who might like this job on an ongoing basis, please please send him/her to me. I want to thank Sahar for all of his help and a job well done. We wish him success in his new endeavors.

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  • Dear Friend 02/03/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 2 במרץ 2009 | ,

    Hello everyone,

     

    Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain!

     

    How great to write to you after a deluge, again. A lot of water fell and the garden is full of mud and life.

     

    I imagine how the small seeds, for which it does not matter where there are planted, either near a dripper or not, are soaking in the mud and begin to wake up and sprout.....how plants, large and small can simply eat and drink, synthesize and fantasize the whole day and to grow without effort.

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  • Dear Veggie Lovers 23/02/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 23 בפברואר 2009 | , , ,

    Hi,

     

    A lot of rain fell!

     

    Our situation is now twice as good as it was when I last wrote about the water that falls from the heavens. We have now reached 42% of the average annual rainfall, whereas before we were at 21%. This is ADVANCE # 1, and the most meaningful.

     

    ADVANCE #2:

     

    Today I finished the first round of decisions regarding the species of vegetables to plant for the summer, and in the following days they will be planted in seed trays.

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  • Hello 16/02/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 16 בפברואר 2009 | , ,

    Shalom everyone,

     

    Last week I wrote about the heat and thereafter an update about the hail. Now we are recuperating in the garden. Lucky there is cooperation.

     

    Every day since the hail that did considerable damage, there are vegetables that are looking better and better. There are also those that look worse with the passage of time. I very much hope that there won't be changes in the mix of veggies in the boxes. Generally, it seems to me that the majority will recuperate, although the hail returned us (like the game snakes and ladders) a month or two back.

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  • Hi 12/02/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 12 בפברואר 2009 |

    Hi,

     

    This morning (still dark) I woke up to the wonderful ring of tapping on my roof. I was so happy. When I got to the garden, I was surprised to see that hail had fallen. HAIL!*

     

    As I looked around, I found a pile of hailstones that had not yet melted and each one was the size of a marble.

     

    The lettuces look like they were already a salad, broccoli with broken heads, cabbages exploding from slashings. Green beans and peas that I have waiting for to bear fruit are lying on the ground instead of climbing their trellises.

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  • Hello 10/02/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 10 בפברואר 2009 | , ,


    Hello Friends,

     

    The heat causes everything to move faster. I hope that there will not be changes in the contents of the boxes from today until distribution day. It is very difficult to plan under these conditions.

     

    Just as it is pleasurable and enjoyable to us in the warm weather, plants also "blossom" from this enjoyment. They grow faster, and "run" to their finish line - to flower and produce seeds. You can see development from day to day.

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  • Hello Friends 2/2/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 2 בפברואר 2009 | ,

    Shalom to everyone,

     

    First of all, I want to remind everyone of the change in the delivery day.

     

    If The lack of rain and cold weather is the result of global warming, it is happening faster than expected and we are in trouble.

     

    From the beginning of this winter, only 115 mm of rain fell in Jerusalem. The multi-year average rainfall here is 554 mm. accordingly, we have so far received only 21% of the expected rainfall for the winter, and only 36% of the expected rainfall up to this date.

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  • Hello 27/01/09

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 27 בינואר 2009 | , , , , ,

    Hi friends,

     

    First of all, distribution day will now be Wednesday. I hope that the delivery will be at the same hour. There may be a slight delay for the first couple of weeks.

     

    The boxes lately have been filled with leafy vegetables, as is usual for winter (although winter is not really here yet), so I thought it would be nice if we were better acquainted with them.

     

    At the end of this email is a "green corner" article about rosemary, oregano and carob, from chava, for your interest.

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