Hey LOOK… I figured it out

Just a quick post to share that I DID figure out how to do a drop down menu on the menu bar of the home screen of the blog-so check out the new menu options to take you to gardening, parenting, and cooking posts- all in their own place! I also put a link to …

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New Blog Look… and about that last blog post…

So, like last things first here... thanks for letting me get that bit of self flagellation out on the last blog page instead of real life.  I feel much lighter, as these things go- not sure we're all meant to carry our burdens alone- even if those burdens are impossible standards for ourselves. And just …

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Ice Dying… How did it go?

Ahem. Okay- so THE ICE DYING... how'd it all shake out? Y'all will remember since the summer I've been doing batch after batch of ice dying to have ready to sell at our neighborhood craft fair. I talked about it here and here and here and here and (my god I wrote a lot about this) here . The craft fair was last weekend and …

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So Long and Thanks for All the Tomatoes

We had our first freeze this past week, and some dry days... so this happened: So the tomatoes are done for- we pulled them out and piled as many as we could in the fire pit. We let them dry out a few days and then torched them this weekend, quasi viking funeral style. The …

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Of Tomatoes and Bugs

Thanks to the recent rains that scourge of the late summer/ fall Texas garden, the red spider mite, is gone. They killed my tithonia and came THIS close to killing the tomatoes before the prolonged recent rains gave them the ol' Wicked Witch of the West treatment and they melted away. So, when it finally …

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