Happiness as Anarchy #354: Rainbow Chard

Beta vulgaris of the Chenopodiaceae family is a descendant of Sea Beet from the Mediterranean coast. It self-seeds in my garden with gay abandon and when they first pop their heads up, the baby red rainbow chard plants are as cute as a button. They are tough, grow quickly and look wonderful in rows in… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #354: Rainbow Chard

Happiness as Anarchy #292: Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

The season is a strange one this year on many levels. The tomatoes are late and not very prolific, but the ones I have managed to coax into existence are quite delicious. Sweet, juicy, and zingy, the little red orbs hang like jewels from the dying branches. They shout their tiny victory over the weather… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #292: Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

Happiness as Anarchy #216: Happy chickens

I pulled another giant broccoli plant from the veggie patch and launched it into the chicken yard this afternoon. There’s not a lot of green left in their domain and so I guess it’s not surprising that the chickens were happy to get a big plant, but it’s remarkable how enthusiastically they gobble up the… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #216: Happy chickens

Happiness as Anarchy #179: Orange flowers

These bright orange flowers going crazy in my veggie patch make me happy every time I look our the back windows. They seem to like the dreary weather. Perhaps they know that look even more bright and colourful when skies are grey. I think it is calendula, which has the added bonus of being edible.… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #179: Orange flowers

Happiness as Anarchy #178: Giant Rhubarb

How does something giant manage to hide in the veggie patch? I did a little weeding and discovered the giant rhubarb in the corner, quietly pushing its inch-thick stalks skyward, the enormous leaves flapping gently on the ends. The new growth is incredible – a compressed mass of verdant energy ready to explode in slow… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #178: Giant Rhubarb