A few months ago we had the Asian pear tree taken out, then I ripped out the jasmine, and started a pintrest board to plot out new landscaping in the front of the house. I got pavers, dug out root systems, amended the soil, and procrastinated. Then it started raining, and then it rained some … More commitment

Herb’s Wreath

I appreciate a good wreath, I enjoy making them, and I’ve made several over the years. I think my first was festive autumnal colors, followed by a delightful spring/summer medly. Then there was the Christmas Present wreath, and one made with coffee filter flowers. Recently, our CSA box provider has been offering locally sourced herbal … More Herb’s Wreath

water-misappropriation problems resolved (we hope)

After a summer of being ignored as I reminding the children that California is having a drought and we need to leave the water off, I decided to solve the water-misappropriation problems once and for all and replace the faucet with one that has a removable “key” (or you can use a flat-head screwdriver in … More water-misappropriation problems resolved (we hope)

and now there are 2 — and they’re blooming!

The fortress of sunflowers is down to two, but that’s OK they’re finally blooming! The boys are quite excited that the sunflowers are “taller than mommy!” and “booming!” They’ve got about another month before we remove them (unless the boys take them out first), and¬†tentatively put in a sandbox — hopefully resolving the need to … More and now there are 2 — and they’re blooming!

Asian Pears 2014

It is that time of year again, the Asian Pear tree is laden with fruit and I am torn between chucking it all in the green bin and doing something useful with it. There are already mounds of decaying pears laying in the jasmine, so I should probably start doing something about that, and with … More Asian Pears 2014