Breakfast Tacos

Are you feeling those first stirrings of Fall yet?  I know I have been for a couple of weeks now.  The nights are much cooler.  My bedroom windows are still open at night, but only a crack.  The evenings are still very warm but I have pulled out the warmer blankets for the middle of… Continue reading Breakfast Tacos

The Wasp in the Garden

The one thing I hate about where we live is the huge number of wasps that build nests behind every rosemary bush, above every window, under every piece of wood and even in holes in the ground every summer.  So far all of us, except Gavin, have been stung at least once every summer.  Two… Continue reading The Wasp in the Garden

What’s Happening

Hello!  Summer has been speeding by here!  Its been cooler on average too which has been very nice.  Several times I thought it was Fall already, but then realized that no, it was still July.  Anyway, here is a little of what we have been up to this month. – Our landlord is replacing the… Continue reading What’s Happening

Day 20 – 30 Days of Renewal – Garden Update

I bet you are wondering whats up with my garden this year?  Well the answer is a big fat NOTHING!  I haven’t even started yet.  We have been so busy with the end of the school year and baby proofing the house that the garden has been mostly forgotten.  I hope to have time to… Continue reading Day 20 – 30 Days of Renewal – Garden Update

30 Days of Renewal – Day 4 – In The Garden

Several of last year’s plants have come back this spring including my chives. I have plans to turn these chive flowers into chive vinegar after they fully bloom. Look for it in a week or so. I’ve heard it turns the vinegar purple! If you have time today add some fresh potting soil to your… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 4 – In The Garden

30 Days of Renewal – Day 2 – Succulent Propagation

Recently I noticed that my neighbor had several babies growing on one of her succulent plants. I asked her if she was planning to propagate them and she said she had no idea how and I was welcome to them if I wanted. I was thrilled to get so many new plants for free, but… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 2 – Succulent Propagation

Winter Planning

I can’t believe its been two weeks since Gavin was born.  We are all head over heals in love with him.  Maybe its the hormone cocktail that courses through my body while I feed him, or maybe its because he is such a good baby, but I am completely charmed by his every movement.  He… Continue reading Winter Planning

Pregnancy Updates and Blackberry Syrup

The last week has been a blur.  The chickens began laying eggs, I played host to several friends and coworkers who were visiting for the weekend and Brae started school, thank goodness!  She has been antsy, bored and grouchy the last couple weeks.  After three months of free time she was craving a new routine… Continue reading Pregnancy Updates and Blackberry Syrup