food

Italian olive wood

Wow! November was packed so full that I didn’t write at all. My oldest had time for a trip to the Continent. I wanted her to spend her time taking in the culture of her surroundings instead of shopping for gifts, but she evidently couldn’t help herself and brought this back for…

The garden is really big now

I drove my son to the bank and on the way home, I had to turn the car around and have him snap this photo. I’m standing on my plot, the one I’ve worked since 2013. You can see all the land behind me that was turned over recently. We…

Big garden win

I just moved 40′ of fencing and posts and all of this basil. Why? To make way for work to be done in my city’s community garden. In the past, we’ve had until very late in the season to tear down, leaving time for fall crops to grow and for summer crop…

No Spend September :: So at ease

I decided to join my sister (find her over at Learning the Frugal Life) and I have a No Spend September. What is No Spend September? It’s a spending freeze. I will allow perishables like salad to be purchased, but staples and meats will not purchased until my pantry and freezer are exhausted.…

Keeping up with Julia

What have I been doing? I feel more like the question ought to be, “What haven’t I been doing?” I am certainly keeping busy. To begin this post, I’ll show you my adult coloring page. My group therapy for Emotional Intensity Disorder includes the option to color. I thought that…