It’s the countdown to Christmas. Is there any other holiday that gives us a running score of how many days we have left?… Read more
Here’s what happens when you put a plate full of cookies in front of a neurotic dog and tell him to smile for the camera.
After rescuing my website yesterday after near heart failure that I had wiped out everything, I had to get outside (note to website folks: the theme Atahualpa is a fantastic theme – and I love it – but it does not mesh well with WP e-Commerce, which apparently has issues under certain conditions).… Read more
We planted my mother with the dogs in the pet cemetery. It’s true. She would have wanted it that way, right next to her best friend, little Lambchop.… Read more
The days may be getting longer, but we’re just now settling into winter proper. I have never quite understood this topsy-turvey concept. Today we awoke to a shivering 20-degree morning under a frosty blanket; last week, we were warmer than Orlando; a month earlier, we were buried under 2 feet of snow and temps in the teens.… Read more
We’ve had a few unseasonably warm days lately here on the Olympic Peninsula – the kind of days that made me think I could still plant a few cool-weather veggies in the greenhouse and conduct a little experiment with garlic bulbils (more about that later). … Read more
So many reasons why I love this simply gorgeous time of year! But aaaghhh! So much to do! …last-minute scramble to button things up for winter, can and freeze surplus produce, get the garlic in the ground, don’t forget fall cover crops…
Seems like everything is ready at once: corn, tomatoes, green beans, beets … and all those greens & brassicas are really coming into their prime with the cooler temps.… Read more