Gamma-globulin. My word o' the day. Doesn't that have a lovely ring to it? It's just a fancy name for a protein found in our bodies, but I think it sounds lyrical....like so many words in medicine.
G is for Garden!!!! Every year, I get through the last 2 months of winter by dreaming of my next garden. During the worst of the weather, I leaf through garden books, websites & seed catalogs, drooling over pictures of flowers, edibles, & trees. It doesn't matter how much I'm NOT actually gardening anymore. Just the act of "dreaming green" helps me get through February, the loooooooongest month of the year IMHO.
I eagerly await bulbs flowering each spring. This year, there might not be many bulbs left--we tilled under the flower bed last summer. But if any survivors come up, I will be ecstatic! Keeping my fingers crossed.
This year, I want to plant some heirloom seeds from seedsavers. I did this a number of years ago, and I have to tell you, the heirloom tomatoes I grew (4 varieties) were KILLER!
If I remember right, I grew "Black Krim", Pink Brandywine", "Eva Purple Ball" and "Amish Paste." I don't remember much about the last 2, but the others were fantastic. Homegrown heirloom tomatoes ROCK!
G is for GMO--genetically modified organisms--that are being forced on us by "Large Corporation." I'm very concerned about this. This article about super-plants whose very DNA has been meddled with makes me want to change my consumer habits. To counteract the implications of this "scientific advancement", I will buy my seeds from mom & pop seed-savers and not the local displays at chain stores. And, I might try to save my own seeds after a good harvest.
I don't want to eat GMO. I don't want our food-chain modified. Already it has meant the complete extinction of numerous varieties and species of natural organisms. Did you all know about this?! What if these scientists unwittingly unleash some "viral" plant that wipes out all others?! What the heck?! These guys need to be controlled. They have no business messing with my sustenance. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.
So, I'm gonna garden a little this year. Organic food on my own land. Even if it's only a couple of tomato plants, it will be worth it. My mouth is watering!
G is for Gourds. I grew a crop of gourds once, about 7 years ago, put them into the garage to dry, and promptly forgot about them! (I had to get through PA school.) Last summer, I was moving stuff around in our garage-cum-shed, and found a pile of dried, ready to craft bottleneck gourds! And I just found this tutorial on gourd-crafting. I need to make gourd birdhouses! What a great idea.
"G" is for Granny squares. Oh yes, I love the old-fashioned granny afghans. I remember the year my Nana gave us each one for Christmas. That was five afghans! We each had our own color, and those blankies were well-loved and well-used. Some of them still exist 30 years later! (She did not make them, but bought them at a church bazaar. She was a prolific knitter, but never crocheted...)
So I have a fondness for the granny square. The flower grannies I am working on I already published my pictures of here. I am making a blankie for DD.
Look at this cute crochet granny top, shown here:
Happy Granny Crocheting!