Friday, October 17, 2008

sumac tea

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


by th

Monday, October 13, 2008


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

the slide

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

berry baby

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

mt. pleasant victory garden

This is a guest post by a good friend in Mt. Pleasant SC, just over the Cooper River Bridge from Charleston. I love the gate detail.

Here's a few pics of my garden from a week or so ago. We've been getting killer sun then swamping rains, then sun again...

The lettuce box has been producing way more than we can eat for over a month now. The idea was to make a living salad bar, so you don't have to bend over while picking for dinner.

An unexpected benefit was the extreme lack of pests. No slugs, dirt...nothing has chewed on a single leaf. The little anole lizard is in charge of that crop. He hangs out in there all day.

The rain barrel, was full after two rain storms, and has stayed that way ever since.

Hard to believe that every household does not have such amenities. I spent $9 on half a year's salads.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

when hawks attack

While I was home helping to get Salem settled into our lives and us into hers, a hawk killed one of the chickens. I looked out of my front window to see the raptor eating one of my girls at the edge of my neighbor's yard. I shot a few pictures and then ran the bird off. The other hens were already huddled inside their hawk proof pen. They stayed safely under cover for a few days and will not be outside without me keeping watch until a little later in the spring. Hopefully by then there will be plenty of other critters for hawks to eat.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

salem reynolds beatrix newton

Born March 6 2008

Keaton turned two a few days later.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

rough cut

Here's the rough cut of the video that shows our home being insulated. Many thanks to the talented Charles Heilig for editing this puppy.

Friday, January 25, 2008

just some pics

keaton phoenix

eggs for breakfast?

they're coming in different colours

store bought on the left - backyard on the right

before the slide

keaton's first cycle