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hello, fall.

November 15, 2017


i said to myself a few years ago that i would spend my 30th birthday in a place with fall. i have been enjoying my hot cocoa and knit-wear weather tremendously. it’s been almost a year since i’ve written on here. the last bit of 2016 was crazy because we were laying our plans for […]


January 3, 2016


This year seems to be one of the quickest ones I can recall. Hard to believe it’s done with. Amazing to think I’m almost half through my first year as a public school teacher. I feel like we’ve accomplished a good deal, but I’m looking ahead for possibility. I know lots of people scoff at […]

On Bees: Our First Ever Hive Split [Attempt]

March 9, 2015


Today has been good, in the best sense of the word. We participated in a seed and plant swap with a really cool group of people over in Clearwater at the Beacon Community Garden which is on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist church off Nursery Rd. One of our favorite people ever, Jungle Jay, […]

Fall 2014 Honey Harvest

September 3, 2014


In truth it is not just the fall honey harvest, but the only honey harvest of the year. Because we already are stealing our honeybee’s hard work, we try to minimize our impact somewhat by harvesting around August/September and unless the bees make an excess of honey between now and when it starts to dip […]

The Summer Jungle

August 6, 2014


The summer garden has flourished and failed all in one swoop. It’s when the grasses creep back in, making the most rabbit food for the several litters that always come within a few days of each other because we forget that it’s sometimes a good idea to stagger the litters – then again, if we […]


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 […]

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 […]