Friday garden update time! These pictures were actually taken on Sunday because I do my blog posts on Sunday, so they're delayed a week or so. BUT! Behold, my green thumb. In the greenhouse! Tea, sequoia, vanilla orchid, coffee, bay laurel, mint, some seedlings, and an aloe vera that has had just a tad too … Continue reading Grow All the Things!
Looking at the warnings that we'll have rolling black outs all summer, and the fact that we have FOUR freezers now... we bought a second Jackery. We actually bought the first Jackery in March or so when it became clear black outs were a threat. Here it is: It came with four solar panels AND … Continue reading We Bought a(nother) Jackery
My debit card expires this month. I'd been waiting patiently for the new card, but it never arrived, and when I went to check the banking website this week, it says it should have arrived in May. There are no transactions I didn't recognize, and I don't activate a card until I'm holding it, so … Continue reading Bank Aggravation
This week we've been frantically pawning lettuce off on anyone who wants some because with how cool the weather has been it's been growing faster than I can eat it. It's raining today, so I didn't go out to take garden photos. That said, some of the strawberries in my tower died, and the ones … Continue reading Friday Garden Update – Strawberries!
Our freezers have been full for a while, and anticipating garden influxes, we decided that buying a good sized standing freezer would be our best option rather than try to fit another small chest freezer. We intended to trade the chest freezer it was replacing to my brother. I went to the nearest Menards on … Continue reading We Bought a New Freezer!
I've been busy this last week, even if I was feeling pretty awful. I got TWO of Holly's How to Revise Your Novel lessons done: And I'm plugging along on lesson 8. And then, I've fallen in love with watching artists paint in gouache, so much so that my husband is getting me a set … Continue reading Creative Update
Today is my Friday Garden Update, and the only real bad news I have is that deer bit off the top of some of my watermelon and didn't even have the grace to eat them, just dropped them on the straw bales and left them to die. *scowl* Sunflowers and chives are happy: Buckwheat is … Continue reading AGH! Deer in My Garden
I'm plugging along on the novel I'm outlining, working title 'Girlie'. Yes, my working titles are terrible. I never settle on what I want the final title to be until I'm done with the novel, and then it's a battle. The inspiration for this one, that I didn't save because I'm an idiot, is from … Continue reading Weekly Writing Update
It rained heavily for a few days here, and I went out after the second day and opened my driver's side car door. Water sloshed out. *facepalm* So off to the shop she went. I mopped up what I could with towels first, but they dried it all out and hunted down the drains that … Continue reading Car in the Shop Again
I think I need to consolidate my gardening posts into ONE post a week, so I'm working on that, and I am to drop them on Fridays. Here's my garden photos! Strawberries looking good: Green onions almost ready to pick: Happy Chives! Tomato beds have some flowers on them now! Lots of peppers and basil … Continue reading Friday Garden Update