Category Archives: Lifestyle

As my Uncle Georg would say, …

When he found himself in a conversation lull, he would simply throw out a “So-o-o-o-o...” (with a melodic lilt) to get things going again. I have been a little busy in the last month......

2014 Spark

As I mentioned in my last post, here is what came out of my evening insight gathering:   I was unable to capture the 3D effect of the branches, gal w/deer and a few more. My hope in doing ......

And the secret word for the year is…

  Last year, I used my blog as my journal for new adventures in urban (or technically, suburban) homesteading. Beginning in December of 2012, I started getting more focused on my life here......

Do you want the long or short version?

Life has a funny way of keeping us humble…or at least well-versed in apologizing for dropping the ball yet again.   I knew that my September was going to go from relaxing after a full summ......

Finish Line

Ouch. Last summer, I nearly killed myself trying to keep my pond and goldfish alive. While enjoying a visit from gal pals for a Wine Tour in October, I realized just how much I had put my body t......

Home Again

Ah, finished. Last summer, something was very wrong with my pond and I lost ten prized-size fish. I purged the pond all summer long last year. Then I housed the survivors in the garage in a kidd......

Losing my bzzzzy-ness

I thought for sure that when the temperature would drop a little, I would become amazingly industrious. In actuality, I became lazier. Why?   For starters, I am exhausted from the one-after-the......

One small step for me, one giant step for my girls

I am in the process of setting free my youngest to college this fall. Although I will still have my mom living with me, I am beginning to feel a sense of unease. The thing about my relationships......

Homesteading Phase 1 wrap-up

I can’t believe it is already Thursday…   My plans for getting here to do updates were thwarted by commitments I neglected to write down. I’m finding myself at that point again where I wil......

What the kale?

This is the time when all of my hard work to prepare for gardening season begins to pay off. This is also the time when the work and making gardening worth it begins. Notice that ‘work’ is at th......