All Work & No Play…

July 20, 2014


makes Charlei a very exhausted girl. Despite thinking originally that summer would leave me working even fewer part-time hours than I was before, it has instead left me working 50+ hours a week for almost the last month including some solid weekends (from Friday morning until Sunday night including overnights) which hasn’t been an entirely unpleasant […]

Posted in: personal, work

What’s the difference between a Yam and a Sweet Potato?

June 1, 2014


A guest post by Nate! OMG! This may be old news for some of you, may be interesting to others, or may be a snooze to still others (so I’ll keep the nerd speak to a minimum). I’ve recently read a number of blog posts, articles, and heard from folks some breakdowns of the subtle […]

Posted in: botany, food, garden

The Top 10 Things That I Love About Kids

May 28, 2014


This applies to kids in general, but I’m thinking specifically of the ones that I spend the majority of the work week with at the children’s home. My lovely 28 children, the whole messy lot of them, ages 2-17. 10. Volume. I am not a quiet person. I appreciate that it is not only acceptable […]

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Springtime Separations

April 11, 2014


 More of my kiddos are leaving. Sometimes they leave and I’m grateful for them and happy for them and wishing them well and telling them to call or write, but knowing that, come on, they’re 4, of course they won’t, but they feel better that I asked and I feel better knowing I expressed my […]

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March 25, 2014


the lavender is in bloom these are the best tomatoes ever bluebird? not sure? one of paula’s tiny kittens paula and her babies – they all love to poop in the food dish the blackest black bunny ever nate thinks this one is my favorite buckwheat street painter in lakeland kale and coriander nasties! calendula […]

Posted in: critters, garden

Ren Fest 2014

March 9, 2014


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Snakes, a Recipe, & Aquaculture

February 28, 2014


Our snake friend is back! We love having guys like this around since they help keep our pest population down. I came across the shed skin near the fence in our yard and meant to bring it in to show the kids, but it needed to dry and I managed to forget it outside and […]

Posted in: critters, food, garden, personal

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