That’s Right… Raw Taters In My Salad

So first things first, we might be getting chickens in the next few weeks.  Maybe.  Or we might not.  Either way, we have a chicken coop in our back woods, and Scott made a door for it on Sunday.  I think it looks pretty great.  I also think it’s fun that we have random things in…

Proof of Improvement

There are some things I’m truly terrible at doing.  One of those things is watering plants on our porch or anywhere that I don’t see the plants several times a day.  I probably need to see a plant wilting at least five times before I will remember to water it.  If I only see a…

Miscellaneous Thursday

These are happy tidbits, nothing more. First, Scott recently became the friend of a friend of the head of an equestrian program.  Which  means that he acquired horse manure for our garden this morning. That is a lot of manure!  That is an entire truck bed of manure, to be exact.  And in the background,…

Sunday Planting

I have made very short to do lists for Sundays lately.  It’s been wonderful. Yesterday’s only project was to plant a windowbox, and I accomplished said goal right before sunset. There was crisp air; there were sage plants and thyme plants and dirty fingernails.  It was a good cap on a day full of friends…

Between Projects (a.k.a. Planning Time)

Scott is working on lots of things at the house right now, but his primary project is building window boxes for us from pallets we had sitting around.  I have to say, I was surprised when he suggested building window boxes.  That sounds more like a me suggestion than a Scott suggestion.  Obviously, I was…

Late Summer Beauty

We had a rough time with our corn this year.  (And by we, I mean Scott.)  Birds kept finding the seeds, and Scott kept replanting until the birds finally gave up.  The struggle between man and bird means that our planting, which started out right on time, ended up being a little bit behind the…

Good Light

Honestly, Monday and Tuesday haven’t been the best Monday and Tuesday in the world.  Thank goodness, when I came home today, it was sunny and quiet, and we’ll call that good enough. And in case you don’t know what dill flowers look like, this is what dill flowers look like: You could see it as…