Tag: yard

Getting Dirty

Today was spent primarily in the garden. Prepping isn’t sexy, but it helps in the long run. But fist, coffee. My local place Mustard Seed had a gluten-free baking day yesterday, so I was pretty much on the doorstep when they opened. I had… Continue Reading “Getting Dirty”

Expanding our Carbon Footprint

One of the downsides to living out here is that it is a long drive to anywhere. We have a more or less fuel efficient Subaru, an ancient Honda that sips gas, and Big Blue, a 1993 Ford F-150. Paid $500 for it. Worth… Continue Reading “Expanding our Carbon Footprint”

All Around the Mulberry Bush

I think maybe we have a mulberry bush behind our beehives. Which would be awesome! I’m currently trying to identify the tree.

Just Super!

Our new bees are thriving thus far. Our old hive wasn’t so bad either, so after checking on them on Sunday, we put on a brooder box on one of the new ones, and a super on the old one.

Beekeeping at Night

After swearing off beekeeping at night, we once again did it. We bought two new hives, which we had to pick up at twilight, so it was dark by the time we got home.

Making Oilcloth

So we have a lot of things that need covering outside, and I’m a dork, so I’ve been making oilcloth so our stuff will match. So far, I’ve done a cover for the chicken pen, some windbreaks for our feeding station, and a banner.

What’s Next?

So yesterday was what did we do last year. Today is what are we doing this year?


I started my seeds for the year. I’ve got a setup in my mud room that has a warming mat, grow light, and I made a self-watering system. Hopefully it will work. We have a couple weeks to work out the kinks.

Birds! Birds! Birds!

We have a whole lot of wonderful birds in our yard. It’s like a Hitchcock film up in here. A quick list of what I’ve seen in the yard, without even sitting down and looking hard. (All images from the Audubon App, which I… Continue Reading “Birds! Birds! Birds!”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

I LOVE Spring. Everything about it. And while it doesn’t look all that springy right now (foggy), it’s going to be 56 degrees here today, and it was almost 70 yesterday. I work at home, so my day doesn’t generally have a whole lot… Continue Reading “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”