In both 2002 and 2005 I had the pleasure of being in one of the little towns near Augsburg for May Day. Instead of workers rights and civil unrest, the Germans celebrated the arrival of spring, erecting a giant may pole, serving lots of food and getting quite drunk. Today we opted to celebrate more … More May Day
Once upon a time a Girl from Suburbia, Tx. got married and moved to the Urban outskirts of Boston. After a year of bustling City Life, she and her husband moved to Not-Quite-Rural California for job opportunities in last Slightly Urban outpost before the Pacific ocean. After a year of life in West County they … More Weird-Tree Fruit Sauce
Today is Juneuary 4th. It has been cold, grey and rainy for a few days, and this trend is set to continue through early next week. This afternoon there was a break in the rain and Oliver and I picked the seasons first batch of strawberries. There were more than I expected, just over a … More yardberries!
I think this summer we are getting a kiddie pool.
This morning Oliver and I were up early and out in the backyard pulling weeds, sweeping and trying to make a difference. Gavin joined us, and did some preliminary power washing. Later, Gavin and Oliver tested out the hammock. I may be slightly biased when I say this, but I think our backyard looks better … More Spring in our backyard
For Oliver’s second birthday Grandma D gifted him a play structure. We have slowly been improving it, we figured out how to rig up an umbrella for a little extra shade, and after a long search, we have acquired a rubber slide mat. We had two options when we initially set up the play structure: … More Safety, No Longer Third
Today our friends Mike and Jon came up to visit and help us move heavy things around the house. After lunch, we moved a wine barrel from the mulch pit so we had room for Oliver’s new play structure. Tomorrow I hope to plant the peach tree I picked up at Costco. Mike was thrilled … More the play structure is up & we moved furniture
Last winter the lemon tree froze back to the point we thought it was dead, thankfully it made a full recovery, and while it produced no lemons, it grew about a foot. With that in mind we promised ourselves that we would protect our plants better this winter. Earlier this winter we diligently covered our … More Plant Protection Round 2
A couple of times a week Oliver ventures over to visit his favorite neighbor, Ceylan. Today, Oliver and I stopped by to share some spice cake and we ended up having a lovely afternoon. Ceylan has a badminton set and we are working on teaching O how to play. He has a firm grasp on … More Mohawk Water Chief, Rogue Waterer