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Week in Pictures

Two of our four girls thinking I can’t see them as they nap behind the lavender and pineapple sage. I suppose it’s a good thing they don’t like to be snuggled as I’d be taking them with me everywhere if they were the cuddly kind. This year’s canning, much more disciplined than in years past but enough that it required…

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…

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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…

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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, oh my! I love the evolution of the season, and as we are fully into summer, we’ve got (clockwise from top left): tomatillo (this year I’m making my regular peach-serrano salsa AND, for the first time, a salsa verde, so I’m thrilled it’s flourishing!), fingerling potatoes, echinacea (I started out with 4 plants and husband has divided these…

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  Oh hell yeah! Our first honey harvest was on Thursday, where we harvested about 2 1/2 quarts of gorgeous, delectable raw honey from our Flow Hive. What a cool experience that was, and it was great to not interrupt the bees at ALL during the process. The harvesting is done in the back from frames that are completely full…

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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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More flowers coming into bloom in our front garden, from our irises to our first rose to more alliums and the clematis climbing up the trellis on the fence. Always a good thing to see things coming up even with a shitty winter and a spring that seems to be dragging on endlessly with more rain than sun (so much…

Week in Pictues

Spring is later to come this year in Stumptown, but has definitely been worth the wait on the flower side of our garden! The alliums (one of my favorites) have decided to grow over 4′ tall, the huckleberry bushes are singing our praises with a HUGE number of blossoms on them for the first time (they pooped out the last…

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Not exciting to some but for us, two new ceiling light fixtures are AWESOME!!! If you buy a house and nearly every single one is a pull-chain “nipple light”, finally finding a way to replace them with normal fixtures is a mega celebration. Even better? Doing it WITHOUT busting open the walls to update the wiring!!! We did a lot…