• APRIL, COME SHE WILL

     Wild male duck enjoying the mountain stream ... when streams are ripe and filled with rain. – Paul Simon We had another 8 yard load of “Royal Soil” delivered on Monday. This will make 36 yards since sometime back in the Fall. We needed this load to fill the Styrofoam

  • MARCH, CAME IN LIKE A LION & LEFT LIKE A LAMB

    Sunday in the Southland was very warm with temps in the 90’s.   We spent pretty much the whole day working in the yard –planting, ripping out concrete, fertilizing, watering. I had the pleasant chore of mixing upcoffee “fertilizer” for the plants. I finally got a bit fed up with

  • MARCH, CAME IN LIKE A LION & LEFT LIKE A LAMB

    Sunday in the Southland was very warm with temps in the 90’s.   We spent pretty much the whole day working in the yard –planting, ripping out concrete, fertilizing, watering. I had the pleasant chore of mixing upcoffee “fertilizer” for the plants. I finally got a bit fed up with

  • DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN

    We spent a lovely day yesterday hiking in the mountains. The sky was brilliant blue and the air warm, the hills were covered with new green growth and masses of colorful wildflowers. When we got to the 40ft or so waterfall, some of us – who were brave enough –

  • EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES

     If thou canst but thither, There grows the flower of Peace, The Rose that cannot wither, Thy fortress and thy ease. ~ Henry Vaughn ~ After a long absence of new photos, I finally had the time to upload some to ourPHOTO GALLERY. There are quite a lot ofNEW PICTURES,

  • EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

     If thou canst but thither, There grows the flower of Peace, The Rose that cannot wither, Thy fortress and thy ease. ~ Henry Vaughn ~ After a long absence of new photos, I finally had the time to upload some to ourPHOTO GALLERY. There are quite a lot ofNEW PICTURES,

  • UNSCHOOLING

    Cassidy among the flowers “To teach a child to milk a cow, or make butter or cheese: to ride a horse or to swim, to shoot or to fish, to knit or to sew. To give them a little of a childhood amongst butterfly meadows and shady trees. To roam

  • THE LONG & WINDING ROAD

    Wherever we live, we should start to do something. We can start first by decreasing our energy consumption–you can actually live on 40% of the energy you are now using without sacrificing anything of value. We can re-fit our houses for energy efficiency. We can cut our vehicle use by

  • THE LONG & WINDING ROAD

    Wherever we live, we should start to do something. We can start first by decreasing our energy consumption–you can actually live on 40% of the energy you are now using without sacrificing anything of value. We can re-fit our houses for energy efficiency. We can cut our vehicle use by

  • JOLTIN' JOE

    Dropped in to our new local Starbucks down the street for some coffee grounds… and it was our lucky day! Usually we come too late and find that someone has already been there to pick the grounds up…    We brought  home a huge bag and added somegrounds to our