Eighth of an Acre Bounty

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Dark Days - Week 2

December 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Thanksgiving contribution…
We always celebrate Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s house. It is usually a pretty big crowd and everyone pitches in by bringing a dish or two. This year was no different, except I decided to branch out a bit with one of the dishes.  This year our compost volunteered many things, but [...]

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Dark Days Week One

November 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Despite my best intentions of increasing my posting frequency this summer, it seems the year got away from me. However, I resolve to do better over the dark days of winter and part of that entailed signing up once gain for (not so) Urban Hennery’s Dark Days challenge. For those unfamiliar - a quick synopsis [...]

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Just a picture

November 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Words will follow at some point….

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No excuses…

August 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Wow, 1 day short of a month without posting. Sorry about that! This has turned in to a bit of a whirlwind summer with extreme temperatures (and an extreme lack of water). I also recently upgraded computers and am still working on getting all of the necessary drivers and software installed to set me back [...]

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In Pictures

June 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Sunflowers full of promise

Borage

Boy in the garden, planting lettuce in the shade.

A bee with deformed wings. The result of mites, or simply worn out?
A theme apparently developed here, this concludes the furry section of our picture show

A garden intruder, looks like your standard cabbage looper - but check out that red racing stripe along its [...]

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New Neighbors

June 23rd, 2009 · 17 Comments

Gary made this sweet little birdhouse a few years ago from our old fence boards. The first year we set it close to the patio and a pair of chicadees moved in and set up house. We watched thier comings and goings all spring until one day we woke up to a massacre. Nin had [...]

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Hot in the city…

June 4th, 2009 · 18 Comments

Unseasonably warm weather has our fair city projected to hit 90 degrees this afternoon. Thats right, 90 degrees, in the first week of June. The last 3 weeks have been noting short of remarkable in the heights of temperature reached and lack of precipitation. After whining all winter, I was more than happy to don [...]

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A commencement speech for the planet

May 28th, 2009 · 18 Comments

“Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating…”
Go here to read the entire text of Paul Hawkens address to the University of Portland.

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And we’re off!

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

I know, posts have been few and far between lately. And this post is mostly to say that I won’t be posting for the next few days. We are actually leaving town to get some camping and exploration in. We will be camping in western Montana with friends for a few days but plan on [...]

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Speechless (or wordless?)

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Strangely I haven’t been able to come up with a single thing to write about this week. Not that there aren’t things going on - I just lack inspiration. Here is hoping the weekend brings some new projects or ideas to blather on about.
In the interim, consider this

Turn off the television, radio, lights, ipod, microwave [...]

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