Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ruby has worms

Well I should have known it would not be long before Ruby discovered my new vermicomposting bin. Sure enough, this morning (on Earth Day no less), the lid was off the worm bin, and I found Ruby sitting right in the worm bedding, 'calling' to the worms hidden under the compost. Fascinated, I watched as the compost worms actually surfaced and came to her and began to crawl into her lap. Ruby and the Eisenia Foetida worms seems to have an amazing natural affinity for each other. She pleaded with me to let her help with the feeding of kitchen scraps to the worms twice a week, and of course I agreed.
I think it's wonderful that Ruby is showing an interest in 'green' composting! Ruby will now be helping with the feedings, and is also in charge of 'reading' the worms for any signs of distress due to conditions in the bin.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Group portrait with goats

Time for an update. Here's a lovely group portrait of our little 'clan', complete with their first 4H project- goat raising.(If you click on the picture, it gets bigger and you can see the details better.)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Violette in Seattle

Ruby has received a letter from her penpal Violette. Violette is a traveling reporter for let's just say an 'underground Resistance publication'. Ruby and Violette knew each other from the Home and have kept in touch sporadically since then. This is Violette:

While recently covering a story on corruption and brutality in the miniature millinery industry in Seattle, Violette was graciously hosted by a like-minded energetic bicycling watercolourist. This kind lady noticed that poor Violette was clad only in worn cotton bloomers, which were entirely inadequate for the cold Seattle winter, so she generously put her handworking skills to use in crocheting a new warm wool wardrobe for Violette. Violette was fed luscious berry pies by the energetic bicycling watercolourist's husband, who happened to be an excellent pastry chef.

Violette sent Ruby this photo of her hazardous hiking adventure on the snowy Seattle streets. She had to watch her back at every turn as miniature millinery thugs bent on political revenge might be lurking in every alley.

We are unsure of Violette's current whereabouts since her expose assignments are kept confidential, but we do know that she did indeed bid adieu to the energetic bicycling watercolourist and to Seattle, and is supposedly safely on her way to her next location.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

No puppy for you

Ruby has been asking for a puppy. I reminded her that we have three cats in our house. She replied that the cats don't count because they are not her pets and they resolutely refuse to be 'trained' by her. I had to say no, there is just no way a dog would fit into our home and lifestyle. Ruby was not happy about this, mumbled something about running away to live in The White House, and went off somewhere to pout.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Giant unidentified creature washes up on New York beach, frightening local children. Scientists baffled, DNA samples taken.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This is Ruby's blog.
She lives at my house with some of her little friends.
Ruby has her own website:
Feel free to post any comments to or about Ruby here.
Thanks, Strumelia