Today was not supposed to be a busy day…

Today was not supposed to be a busy day…

Today was supposed to be calm.  Chill.  No big plans.  Well, even when there are no big plans, there are still things to do.  We started off by going to the 7th Annual Garden Fair where we got some free wild flower seeds to plant an arctic garden for any migrating birds that might make their way here, a free baby tomato plant and…
The Little Things

The Little Things

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.~Chief SeattleI love this quote!  However, I also believe that whatever he does to himself, he does to the web.  I believe that we are all connected and that each individual can affect positive change on the…
On Preparation

On Preparation

Let me start off by saying that I have Spring Fever in the worst kind of way.  For real.  All I want to do is play in the yard/garden, hang out with the chickens and plan, plan, plan how my garden will grow.  Instead, I have to work.  Stinkin' responsibilities.  Oh well.  When I come home from work, I am…
The 4 Season Garden Challenge

The 4 Season Garden Challenge

I just joined One Green Generation's Growing Challenge!!!Now, what the heck have I gotten myself into???  Well, it basically means that I am officially entered and now accountable for keeping my pledge of:Growing at least four new crops this year (one for each season) from seed.I also took the additional challenge of growing at least one crop from seed to seed.…
Earth Day/Week/Year/Life AKA Random Ramblings

Earth Day/Week/Year/Life AKA Random Ramblings

When I was a little girl I loved being outside.  The smells, the sounds, the beauty and adventure of it all (arroyos included).  I can't tell you how many pictures I have of my 3 year old self playing in the garden!  I'm not sure when the moment happened, but at some point it became my habit to sit on…

Proposed Bee Ordinance

Today I found out that one of our City Counselors is proposing this new bee ordinance that would require bee keepers to register their apiaries, get inspections and keep their hives 75 feet away from property lines (unless there are walls or fences at least 6 feet high to separate them) as well as a few other minor details. He…
Potato Seeds and more seeds!

Potato Seeds and more seeds!

We got our seed potatoes in the mail!!!  Last year we purchased our seed potatoes from one of those big home supply stores.  They did really well at first and then just died :-(  Hopefully this years will survive! Now they just need to sprout their eyes...We plan on planting them in an old kiddie pool we purchased for the…