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2 Weeks in Pictures!

Almost 2 weeks since I last blogged, oh my stars! Well here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to during this time of massive transition… Goodbye to our home in Woodlawn! The sunflowers, eight or nine feet up, finally bloomed on our last day (Ciao bellas!). And we took one last walk on the last evening in our neighborhood…

Week in Pictures

Our latest hive check went well. We’d put on the second brood box a couple of weeks ago and those gals are busy busy! I’m always amazed at how they build the comb with such perfect little hexagons. On the left, Dan is pointing out that he sees the queen, who has clearly finished her work in the bottom box…

Week in Pictures

  Spring keeps springing…the more unusual tulip variations like this one on the left just began to bloom as the early ones are already dying out, and these purple ones (whose name I always forget…amethyst something…?) are making me happy. I can smell lilacs, the star magnolia has already burnt in the premature 80+ degree days we’ve had this week,…

Eco-licious

This week – lots of shit hitting the fan, lots to call out, and of course, some music to slink around to at the end… “Be on guard for unnecessarily-gendered terms (hysterical, shrill, “man up”, “grow a pair”, ballsy). Notice how those examples are all predicated on the assumption that acting like a man is inherently good, and acting like a woman is…

Week in Pictures

Time to go figure out a way to differentiate our car in the grocery store parking lot from the 85% of others that are also Subaru wagons! It’s good to send the Focus packing for something more roomy while also not buying new, something that was important to me since we couldn’t afford the hybrid Niro we originally were pining…

Week in Pictures

Spring brings a bit of cheer and melancholy, all mixed together.  Cheer obviously for the gorgeousness of the tulips coming up and for the lilacs budding on a tree that just 12 years ago was a six foot stump sticking out of the ground (several years after buying my home it suddenly came back to life…talk about a gift…). I…

Week in Pictures

This week has been an interesting one. Saying goodbye to the 4 acre property that we knew would turn into a headache rather than a blessing was hard, but ultimately the right decision, and now we wait and see what comes up. The hardest part!! So with that, we are continuing to prepare for the unknown – and one of…

Week in Pictures

“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” ~ Gary Zukav It’s going to be a long…

Week in Pictures

  the heat wave is over!!! the inside of my car is normal, the bees have stopped bearding outside the hive to cool off, and summer is back to its regularly scheduled programming…yayyy! August is in full swing and the gladiolas are finishing up, the cardoons – which after a 3′ year last year are now well over 7′ tall…

Eco-licious

July is progressing nicely at least in the weather department – no heat wave that’s made me cover the tomatoes or peppers, and a big bowl of marionberries and blackberries (thornless on the latter – very, very cool I gotta say)? Gotta stretch sometimes to find the positives, but they’re there… Husband is still harvesting honey (16 lbs so far!!),…