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, […]

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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 · 2 Comments

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 […]

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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 · 1 Comment

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 · 1 Comment

“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, […]

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