You know my old soapbox about staying home and staying safe? I still feel that, deeply. But considering I just flew to and from Florida for work means there should be a big ol’ hypocrisy asterisk on the side of said soapbox.
In my defense this was a required onsite for me to test out my product on a massive construction project north of Tampa.
Continue reading “Life off the “Urban Homestead”in Texas and Air Travel in a Time of Coronavirus”
Thanks Leap Year, for letting me squeak this post in. Appreciate it.
It’s been fairly limited as gardening goes so far this month. The weather is mild, the backyard is still ripped up, and the leaves are finally starting to fall off the red oak in the front yard. Said yard also needs to be cut. The weeds in the back corner are JUST interspersed enough with some red poppies that are coming in to prevent weeding, and there are lots of seed packets sitting on my desk.
Continue reading “The Texas Garden in February”
Happy to report there have been no more dead possum incidents, though the dog has started digging in the garden… so couple solid weeks of “that’s a bad dog” around here.
Continue reading “The Texas Garden in November, Mostly Citrus Edition”
It’s so hot.
I know I’ve mentioned that in all recent posts, but oh my God it’s so hot right now. We haven’t had rain in two months, the soil in the garden needs to be MUCH more improved if it’s going to be the single main shelter for all these plants through such tough conditions again next year, and I personally feel like I’m sweating way more than I ever have before- and I was always a pretty sweaty girl.
Continue reading “The Garden and Outside Stuff in the Heat”
There is a lot going on in the garden in July this year. It’s rained much more than usual, so it isn’t the “hanging on for dear life with supplemental watering that never can be quite enough” that we generally deal with down here.
Continue reading “The Texas Garden in July Springs Forth”
It’s been yet another busy couple of weeks. We had our 15 year wedding anniversary (20 years together) and had a lovely couple of days with a dinner at home with the girls on our actual anniversary and a night out in San Antonio the next night just the two of us. It is my very favorite combination of doing something special while at the same time it being as amazingly enjoyable as all our other days together. Plus gifts.
Continue reading “Cat in the Buttercups”
I’ve been out of town for a trade show all week, and JUST got back at 11:30 last night. So what did the morning (the late morning) entail aside from eating tacos and three cups of coffee and enjoying hanging out with my family again? That’s right, this morning it was time for a garden stroll, even if it was on painfully blistered feet!
Continue reading “Texas Seeds and Roses in February”