- Picking peas
This time of year, the focus on the garden has shifted from weeding to harvesting. So far we've harvested strawberries, raspberries, and peas. Right now I'm picking blueberries, which I'll do for the next few weeks as they come ripe. Garlic is next,…
- 4 days ago 9 Aug 20, 2:45pm -
- More on becoming "anti-fragile"
Here's a piece I wrote for Daisy Luther (the Organic Prepper) called "How to Become Anti-Fragile." It's a follow-up to an earlier piece I wrote on the same subject.I gotta hand it to Daisy. The very first comment posted on her site under the article…
- 6 days ago 8 Aug 20, 1:14pm -
- Pretty porch
I have a penpal in Maine. She's been harvesting onions and garlic from her garden this week, and sent me a photo of her porch with produce set out to dry. I thought the photo was so pretty, I asked permission to post it.(Oh, and the sign says: "Just…
- 6 days ago 7 Aug 20, 4:52pm -
- Hummingbird wars
Who doesn't enjoy watching hummingbirds during the summer months?I mean really, it's such cheap entertainment. An inexpensive feeder, a bit of sugar-water, and voilà: Hours of birdwatching.But let me tell ya, it's a good thing these little guys aren…
- 9 days ago 4 Aug 20, 3:16pm -
- Irish dancing sensation
I came across a story the other day that made me grin from ear to ear.I love Irish dancing. Don and I have seen Riverdance twice over the years, when it passed through Spokane. There's something about the precision of this dance form I find thrilling…
- 10 days ago 3 Aug 20, 11:29pm -
- A little night music
I stumbled across this video yesterday. Cracked me up.(If the above video won't play, here's the direct YouTube link.)
- 13 days ago 31 Jul 20, 10:32pm -
- The passing of a legend
I received an email today from Glenda Lehman Ervin, VP of Marketing at Lehman's, as follows: "Dad passed way Sunday at the age of 91. I thought you would want to know."She was referring to Jay Lehman, founder of Lehman's non-electric store in Ohio.I…
- 14 days ago 30 Jul 20, 11:08pm -
- The benefit of multiple income streams
Here's a piece I wrote for Daisy Luther at the Organic Prepper entitled "Why Everyone Should Have Multiple Streams of Income to Survive What’s Coming."Hop on over and take a look.
- 14 days ago 30 Jul 20, 6:24pm -
- Ah, the little dramas of life...
This is our garden gate.At the base of the gate, lying in the shade, is our mighty hunter barn cat.At the top of the gate is a wary chipmunk.Bottom of the gate, cat.Top of the gate, chipmunk.Any questions?
- 17 days ago 28 Jul 20, 1:16pm -
- Someone has "issues"
In the tribute piece I put up bidding adieu to actress Olivia de Havilland, someone left a comment that was so unrelated, so hostile, so out-of-the blue "huh?" that I decided to post it separately:"You baby boomers destroyed your own children's futur…
- 17 days ago 28 Jul 20, 12:36am -