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Week in Pictures

It’s like watching paint dry waiting for tomatoes to get red. Our tomatoes I will say have definitely made up for lost time, I mean it isn’t even the end of July yet and after such a late start with the rainy spring, to have the first few glimpses of orange-turning-to-red, I’m pretty stoked. Crossing fingers that blossom end rot…

Week in Pictures

Meanwhile, back in the garden, our flowers are still going nuts (yay for the arrival of gladiolas, one of my favorites!) and the girls are still as troublesome as ever 🙂 And speaking of trouble, we are still trying to get used to the girl-on-girl action (and sometimes threesome) as Cocoa, the littlest one (aka “Little Napoleon”), asserts herself as…

Week in Pictures

Glasses on (a few days left til I can wear contacts, yay!), I’m trying to live these words. (BTW, thanks to the return of Gabrielle Union and Being Mary Jane on Netflix, I’m thinking about inspirational quotes like this again…did I mention she’s been struggling with infertility for years?). I’m impatient for my vision to return to normal in my…

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The garden continues to explode in awesomeness! From top left: Valerian (we divided it last year and it definitely sprung to life, taller than the fence!), Calendula (I love how weedy this flower gets – great to fill in spots in the garden), Hostas (We have tons of these but this one in particular was planted in honor of Dan’s…

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Dan’s April charcuterie project was Bresaola! He bought 2 lbs of Oregon Country Beef‘s top round beef and cured it with a combination of #1 pink salt, juniper berries, bay leaf, salt, sugar – after having soaked it in red wine. WOW this is good – and I am not a huge fan of beef. It is so lovely so…

Eco-licious

It’s May and after 2 days in the 80’s we’re back down to unseasonably low temps in the 50s. WTF Portland weather! Coolest weather I’ve seen it here in a very long time. Shit better change by the end of the month as I’ve got 16 tomato starts that will need to go in the beds by then before they…

Week in Pictures

The garden is slowly but surely starting to shape up, with the spinach finally ready for first round of harvesting. Due to our slick little Gang of Four and their appetite for destruction, I’m growing a bunch of sunflowers into fairly tall starts for the back yard so that they don’t get munched or trampled by the eight webbed feet.…

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Our trilliums are coming up, our white tulips are going nuts, and my husband picked me a gorgeous bouquet as well! I love Spring! HahaHAAAAA. Jesus Fucking Jelly Beans. Too awesome not to buy at Walgreen’s. My husband got his first ever Easter basket from me and I filled it full of the cheesiest things, from the chicken that squawks…

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And finally, here’s my own personal dream team I saw this week who have supported my mental and physical as we count down to our Sixth and Final Transfer Day. Clockwise from top left: Julie from Written on the Body (been going to her for THE best massages for a zillion years, and the only provider I can completely let…