Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs…

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Being Productive in The Sweltering Heat

I'm not sure what happened to Spring. Did it even come? We basically went from rain overload to stinkin' hot and dry. Oh, Spring, Spring, wherefore art though, Spring? December is usually fairly mild here and Christmas is traditionally cloudy and sometimes rainy, which is quite acceptable to me. But this Summer arrived with a…

Antics of The Week

This week has been full of all sorts of activities, despite battling through more winter sickness on the weekend. Oh, the things we get up to. City folk and more consumer-driven folk must wonder what on earth I'm thinking sometimes, but I have so much fun making our lives more healthy, saving money and learning…