I have a bug bite on my foot. Also, I am drinking a raspberry lime gin rickey at the moment, so please forgive any typos. It’s raspberry season. When we moved into our house, the raspberry plant was already threatening to overgrow the stairs to our back porch. I’m now pruning them to wrap around … Continue reading The Harvest
This week, I spent some time with my friend Jeffrey, who is an environmental scientist specializing in plant identification. He and I buried our noses in our phones as he suggested to me a huge variety of native flowers that I should plant in my garden (we are really fun at parties). Then, later that … Continue reading Minnesota Native Plants
And now the fun begins! There’s been a lot going on at our house in the past few weeks. On Tuesday, our behemoth tree in the backyard was removed and all the wood was saved for my fiance’s new workout routine, which will be wielding chainsaw and hatchet to break down all the logs into … Continue reading School’s Out!
Yesterday, my fiance finally finished making the clothesline! He used old chain-link fences posts that we pulled out of our yard last year. It was his first time working metal and he had the help of tools like an angle grinder and power drill that may not have been available to people during the Depression, … Continue reading Laundry
The slugs have returned. I have seen their work on my potato plants and this means war. Step one, clear out all the mulch that I’ve been too lazy to take out. Step two, buy a 24 pack of cheap, terrible beer with which to set my traps. Step three, purchase Sluggo and keep it … Continue reading A Declaration of War
Wow, time certainly got away from me there. So many developments to report! First, I finished my raised garden (almost). We just need to pick up one more load of dirt to top it off and the grand total spent on the project will be exactly $0. After that, I just need to plan what … Continue reading Developments in No Particular Order
Because copious amounts of artless jump-cuts and turkey neck were standard during the silent film days… Continue reading Smart Cookie