As a good-bye gift, my team gave me a very cool apron, 2 books, and a set of nesting bowls made of recycled metal containers. Granted, the "Fast Actin' Tinactin" bowl is a wee bit odd, but the orange juice and striped turpentine bowls are way cool. They've all found a new purpose in my new office.
Nancy Gardener has been recommending this first book for ages and I had never gotten around to getting it. Funny how that works, eh?
The second book has a picture of a bee hive on the front. The lure of urban bees is getting stronger each year. I even figured out where to put them: on the flat roof of our back porch. Too bad Gene is allergic.
Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting by R. J. Ruppenthal
I have a feeling how I might be spending my newly found 10 hours each week.