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, […]

Posted in: critters, garden

A Photo Shoot

February 3, 2015


The nice pictures we never had. With just a few months to spare untilit’s been 5 years (FIVE YEARS!) that we’ve been married. Hey look, we even look like we still like each other a little bit, don’t you think?

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Dorm Room Philosophies

January 28, 2015


I feel very in between things lately. I’m temporarily promoted at work while someone much more capable than me is out on maternity leave, but I’m not particularly liking being a temp – still spending silly time wishing for the olden days; it could just be missing the kiddos, I suppose. I’m working on (slowly) […]

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My Death Cafe

December 28, 2014


I’m still alive. Maybe barely. But I am. I have been spending half of my nights at work (as in spending the night doing overnight respite work) and only half at home, except I’m still working the regular (and by regular I mean only sometimes regular) 40 hour work week. I’ve been working a lot. […]

Posted in: personal, Uncategorized, work

Urban Foraged Dye Stuffs

October 21, 2014


My one skein of all white yarn. Lorna’s Laces. Gotten from an ebay purchase that shouldn’t have happened, but I had some wine and buying some more yarn seemed like a great idea at the time. What can I say? I hadn’t knit with Lorna’s yet and wanted to try it. But then my itch […]

Posted in: fibers

The Late Quilt

October 9, 2014


Almost 3 years ago, before I worked at my current job, while my old job was a dwindling paycheck and source of actual job material, my oldest friend Andrew commissioned me to do a job. I was asked to make a baby quilt for a friend of his, who, if I remember correctly, I also […]

Posted in: handmade, sewing

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 […]

Posted in: critters, food