Browsing All posts tagged under »tampa«

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

cinnamon & chipotle pear sorbet

February 18, 2014


A recipe. A delectable, sweet-with-just-enough-kick sorbet to both say goodbye to winter and welcome the equally smack-you-in-the-face all of a sudden arrival of florida’s non-existent “spring” where it will go abruptly from the 60’s to the 80’s. I stole my recipe…ish. It was intended to be a jam. I even intended for it to be […]

I’ve forgotten how to art (& the garden stuff as usual)

February 8, 2014


This doesn’t look like much, and may not end up being much, but I am attempting, as a part of Tricia’s pin-along Saturday’s to stream things like this and am intending to embroider our dill flowers over the paint. My garden provides plenty of alternative fiber art inspiration, but the majority of my work with […]

Winter is the time to get stuff done

February 3, 2014


Despite the cold days that turned into 80’s overnight, our praying hands banana has set to flower and has its first beautiful bunch of bananas forming under the inflorescence – that’s what a banana flower is called in the plant world. Weird, huh? You can eat the inflorescence, but it seems a waste since even […]