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How We Spent Our Weekend

We finally got around to preparing our 2.5 yr.-old deck for staining! We washed it with a pressurized garden sprayer using a Zomax mixture, but that didn’t remove all the stains, so I sanded the whole darn thing with a… Continue reading


Whew!  Every year I put my potted plants in this portable greenhouse for the winter.  This past winter, we stuck them in there in November, watered them, closed up the greenhouse, and didn’t open it again until last… Continue reading

Getting Back to the Roots

Last night’s dinner: Roots!  Texas-sized potatoes, carrots, and beets for cold beet soup from our local neighborhood Urban Patchwork gardens; soup includes eggs from the Urban Patchwork chickens.

Our First Urban Patchwork Farm Distribution

My husband came home from the Urban Patchwork (farm) distribution this morning with all this stuff!  Callaloo, chard, basil, oregano, mint, peppers, pumpkin and fresh beets!  That prompted me to scrub down the inside of the fridge (for… Continue reading

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Gallery of Photos

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Random Quote

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
- Henry Ward Beecher