We replaced some very pathetic looking day lillies and assorted weeds with new plants. I don’t even have a before picture, but be assured it looked awful. Mark enjoyed renting the tiller and driving it through the soil.
Today’s garden haul. Potatoes, cucumber, green beans, pumpkins and onions. There’s at least 5 pounds of tomatoes ready to pick but we’re running out of places to put them, so they can stay on the vine a bit longer.
I love when peaches are in season. I will always buy too many. My neighbor likes to grill them and serve them with ice cream, honey and a few chopped nuts on top. They are so delicious!
The garden is giving us plenty of cucumbers this summer, so we’re using the KitchenAid’s meat grinder attachment to make sweet pickle relish. Excellent for hot dogs, tuna salads and tartar sauce.
We broke out the vintage food dehydrator to make zucchini chips. The results were satisfyingly crunchy, and now we’ll play with the seasonings.
Maybe you've noticed the abundance of rainbows that appear each June for pride month and wondered what the symbol meant in the past. Or perhaps you've wondered where the purple iris flowers got their name. The answer is found in Greek mythology, with a lovely and often overlooked goddess, named Iris. Jupiter sending Iris by... Continue Reading →
There’s a fox who visits my backyard and I adore her. Occasionally she will bring a fox friend too. Her name is Azeria and she’s so beautiful, I want to tame her so she’ll let me scratch behind her lovely soft ears. Is this what having a dog feels like?
My first time using Mark's lathe. I turned the spoke of a 100-year-old broken oak chair into a wand.
It’s been a strange year. The world effectively shut down in March of 2020. Like many parents, I was working from home with my 3 year old son, trying to manage him and his needs while doing my regular full time job. The daycare was closed, my office was closed, stores were closed; people were... Continue Reading →