This post is a month late. Everything in this post occurred a month ago. Sometimes it happens that other posts take precedence. C'est la vie. This year I was determined to plant cover crops on my beds to increase water and nutrient retention for the following year. I thought I was on the ball! I … Continue reading Cover crops?
A while back we watched a show on Netflix called Street Food: South America. I think I have written about it before, but regardless if you like food you should watch it. Anyway, the first episode is based in Argentina and is centered around a chef who specializes in these giant cheese crusted potato omelets. … Continue reading Tortilla de Patatas
When we set up the solar system (I love saying that, I know it's technically a photovoltaic (PV) system, but I will forever use this one) we were able to obtain 60 batteries for free. A company that had used these batteries as a server backup had gone under and left them to be disposed … Continue reading Batteries not included
If you are planning to purchase your chickens, especially large quantities, from a breeder (as opposed to buying them from agriculture retail stores), now is the time to do it. If you are still unsure where you want to purchase your poultry livestock check out our earlier post on Choosing the Right Chicken. Once you … Continue reading It’s time to order your chickens!
I turn 40 today. It's a milestone I have been both looking forward to and dreading. Personally I really like the idea of growing older. I am definitely more mature, and much more inclined towards the intellectual than I was even 5 years ago (although in truth I always have been motivated to learn more … Continue reading Happy Birthday, here’s 40!
I know, this is very late for a Christmas post, but, well, better late than never! For Christmas this year I was gifted with four books from my wish list, which was very exciting. Among those books was an international cookbook I had been toying with purchasing for the past year. It is even better … Continue reading Merry late Christmas!
Slowly but surely we are continuing to make improvements to the house. It's amazing when a room suddenly looks like a house instead of a construction site! While the pandemic has landed me without a job and unable to search for another due to becoming a full time teacher to my children we were nervous … Continue reading Bamboo floors!
In terms of entertainment there are two things that I really enjoy. I can do without TV, Movies, and even music to an extent (although I do REALLY enjoy music, especially anything originating from the 90's and 2000's), but when given the opportunity to entertain myself I nearly always chose either books or science podcasts. … Continue reading I wait for this ALL YEAR!
We have made some significant improvements to the house this year. We still have a bit more to do in order to meet our 2020 goals, but it's looking really good that these things are going to happen!!! One of these improvements included replacing our old wood burning stove. that barely heated the downstairs and … Continue reading Keeping warm this winter
Grad school has finally slowed down enough that I can update my backlogged posts! It is that time of year once again to start prepping the bees for the cold winter months. It is important to remember that leaving bees to fend for themselves is ultimately giving them a death sentence. The first step in … Continue reading Prepping the Bees for Winter