Monthly Archives: May 2012

Harvesting the lettuce

There’s nothing better than enjoying the food you grew yourself. Our lettuces have done extremely well this year. What a joy it’s been to pick these beautiful leaves for our dinner. Advertisements

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

Happy Memorial Day! This photo was taken when our son Jack was about 7 years old and we thought it’d be perfect for this week’s weekly photo challenge subject — Summer. What’s cuter than a small boy in a baseball … Continue reading

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Outdoor rooms? Porches are wonderful

Most of the houses in our neighborhood were built in the era when front porches were essential outdoor rooms. Our porch gets full shade all afternoon and evening. On our porch we added comfortable seating, tables for cool drinks and … Continue reading

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We can’t wait for pesto

Remember the basil seedlings? They were transplanted to the Earth Boxes this week where they will grow up tall and strong to become pesto later in the summer.

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Friday Dog photo

It’s Friday so it’s time for another dog photo. This time it’s our Australian Shepherd named Piper. Here he is, looking happy (which is all of the time) and waiting for a frisbee toss or maybe a cookie.

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Making pickled radishes

We’re lucky to live in a city with fantastic farmer’s markets and a “foodie” culture. Fresh, beautiful ingredients are easy to find — the challenge is always deciding what to do with the find of the week? This week there … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich

In our part of the world the transition from spring to summer happens at the end of May with Memorial Day. Nevermind that summer “officially” begins at the Summer Solstice around June 21st, for us the summer frame of mind … Continue reading

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A bee named Harold

We think the visiting bees have decided to stay around a bit longer. They are still quite mild-mannered and not so numerous as they were a month ago. They only feed from the Earth Boxes where we’ve planted greens and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

I’ve decided to participate in WordPress’s weekly photo challenge. This week’s challenge is “hands” so I chose this photo of our children, Jack and Hannah. This photo was taken about five years ago, before they were both all grown up … Continue reading

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What’s blooming this week

So much in bloom this week!

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