Thursday, February 19, 2015

Levi turns 8

2 eggs, 2 pieces of toast with honey, half an orange, & a cup of decaf = a workin mans breakfast

Starting a batch of jun. Made like kombucha but with honey not sugar.

Levi had his 1st piano lesson on his 8th birthday, from his 1st cousin 3 times removed. Ann is 93 & has taught piano for 70 years. It is a great honor for us to have her teach Levi. Here Levi listens to an older student play.

Cupcakes ready to take to school.

Saturday, December 20, 2014


arugula soil block 

Playing 'make-up'

Monday, November 24, 2014

November Monday

My 1st batch of kimchi, ready to pack & ferment.  
Daikon, green onions, sweet & hot peppers from
the garden.

My music girl.

Seaming the last few stitches of Joe's vest.

The constant flow of blocks into the garden.

Cookie & Indi. Mom's been so inspiring through
her battle with breast cancer.

Monday, October 27, 2014

over the weekend

Egads!... upside down
I'm tired of fiddling with this so I'm going with it... you get the gist.
Just got an exciting package from Ireland with a passel of (mostly) perennial cut flower seeds.  Starting to ramp up a little and flush out for some cut flowers next summer. 

I spent Saturday and Sunday making & seeding hundreds of soil blocks.
Here some red hot pokers go in.  

My little monkeys.  Who over the weekend also ate a week's worth of bananas.

Quietly sitting in the carport drawing by herself.

My chainsaw man at work.
The garden is going through an expansion, so all those shrubby shade-making trees to the south are getting the axe.



Monday, October 20, 2014

photo show anyone?


pac choy :: BEFORE

beautifully done by my Horseman

these interweave into my days  ::  many many this season

September means 'spider lilies' to me

foraging for turkey tails :: the real one is in the middle, the other two are false

flip them over to tell :: the false are smooth, the real one has tiny pores all over it, I blew these up so you can see

watching something special on Daddy's phone

Wildwood buckeye

ready to push

sawdust flying

Wildwood :: black walnuts

her last day :: a few weeks shy of her 15th birthday

ice cream Friday

pac choy :: AFTER

late tomatillos

elephant garlic :: 56 cloves in, planted primarily for cut flowers

what I worked on today :: at center, better late than never, fine crumbly carrot bed

a trickle of October tomatoes keeping us happy

a bulk of the purple basil got the heave-ho

the green basil that was in the way too :: heading to the house with it for a pesto freeze
lots more in the garden tucked here & there for fresh eating

what joy to see the kids keeping the beans picked all by themselves, I just go back & get the ones way up high