Moved again, garden project, etc…

Moved again, garden project, etc…

Guess what? It’s that time again. What time you ask? Time to move again!!! We had, yet another, issue with a landlord. This time I was accused of not watering the landscape and letting the land go to waste. Without getting too into the details, let’s just say the landlord  was in the early stages of dementia(…)

Picture This: Little seedlings in the garden

Picture This: Little seedlings in the garden

After building the new garden bed, I started planting the seeds I got from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. You might remember them from when Erin and I did the West Coast Trip and stopped over at their “Seed Bank”. Now here is the lineup of new seedlings in the garden:   Picture This: Monster Brussels Sprout(…)

Building a Cheap and Easy DIY Garden Bed

Building a Cheap and Easy DIY Garden Bed

I’ve been garden-less for the past two years and wanted to put together an easy DIY garden bed. So in true fashion, I started looking into MANY different designs: RootSimple‘s strawbale raised bed was surely on my mind. They used strawbales and mixed manure with lots of nitrogen. The idea seems great and the results(…)

Book Shelf: William Coperthwaite’s A Handmade Life

Book Shelf: William Coperthwaite’s A Handmade Life

I’ve been out of the loop for a while. Life has kept me busy. Just got back from a trip across the southern part of the country and back. I am feeling revived and inspired to get many new projects ready in 2014. Now for the William Coperthwaite post: In recent days I’ve come across(…)

Community Building with Mark Lakeman

Community Building with Mark Lakeman

I was lucky enough to catch a community building talk with Mark Lakeman recently. It really inspired me to engage more with my community, specially to start

Picture This: Monster Brussels Sprout

Picture This: Monster Brussels Sprout

I was recently mentioning this plant to a friend and thought I would pull this picture up you all. This Brussels Sprout was grown in early 2010 in Silverlake, Ca. I’m still not sure what caused this plant to bare such a monstrous stalk and would love to hear your experiences with freaky plants :)(…)