Back in the fall of 2013 I planted some tea plants, and I was hoping to be able to do a series of posts on growing, harvesting, and processing the leaves into green, black, and oolong teas. Unfortunately things haven’t worked out as I planned. Two of my three tea plants are still alive, but […]
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I recently added a new houseplant to my collection. A pencil cactus! How cool is this little guy?
Grass doesn’t grow well in my shady yard, so I’m not exactly a lawn snob. Maybe you could call my lawn “creative”? Any green thing that will grow and cover the dirt is pretty much okay by me. The front yard is nearly completely covered in a moss carpet (with a smattering of assorted weeds), […]
It’s time for a spring chicken update! The girls made it through the winter just fine, and they learned to love the hot oatmeal I brought them on cold mornings. One particularly cold day I cut the fingers off a mitten and made a hat for Margo to protect her voluptuous comb from frostbite, but she […]
Spring always sneaks up on me. One week it’s icing and snowing, and the next there are flowers popping out. It’s miraculous the way new buds and blooms emerge year after year from lifeless looking soil and branches. It always surprises me no matter how many times I see the transformation!