Side Quests

First Day of September Blooming Let me say right away that I do not think it is healthy or advisable to schedule so many work events, so many weekend events when one also keeps M-F office hours, that having a personal life / social time starts to feel like going on a "side quest." I… Continue reading Side Quests

Additional Mood: Picnic at Laurel Hill East Cemetery

I promised myself: once I survived County Fair '22, I'd lay out on the beach with a book. To even heal from enough burnout to get back into the car, I had to sprawl out in my backyard reading quite a bit. I don't make the rules! Rainbow from my raised beds Then we got… Continue reading Additional Mood: Picnic at Laurel Hill East Cemetery

Spring Things

Every March I become impatient. When will winter END, is it spring yet?? One way I've been ushering the new season in is continuing a generations-long family tradition: Easter lamb cake. I bought my own mold but knew there had to be at least one trial run: SUCCESS!! A thing I still kinda can't believe… Continue reading Spring Things

Summer Colors

This is my first year with backyard raised beds for veggies, and some other landscaped spots for flowers, too. I learned everything I know from community gardens in city centers. Plants were made to bloom--it happens anywhere. Watch my zinnias open: I used old food containers to sprout some veggies in March. Three months later,… Continue reading Summer Colors