• WEBSITE IMPROVEMENTS

    We made some changes… Woo Hoo!!!! The new, improved PTF {Read WHAT’S NEW} is ready to launch. We added some new sections, tidied up, and rebuilt the site from the ground up {which was quite a humongous task… thanks for everyone’s help and hard work–all right guys, now you can

  • GARDEN HARVEST

    Rainbow of color Here’s a photo of some of the heirloom tomatoes that we are growing {read complete heirloom listing}. The flavor has improve considerably, but unfortunately the currant tomatoes, which usually grow like weeds, are growing very, very slow. It looks like, hate to say, that there will be

  • URBAN CHICKENS & GARDENING

    Purchased some tropical fruit from the folks at Long Beach Organics and local nurseries {Burkard’s & Armstrong’s}.   We are hoping to get more edible fruits incorporated in the yard. There is still (can you believe?) a lot of “dead space” and it will be challenging to fill every square

  • URBAN CHICKENS & GARDENING

    Purchased some tropical fruit from the folks at Long Beach Organics and local nurseries {Burkard’s & Armstrong’s}.   We are hoping to get more edible fruits incorporated in the yard. There is still (can you believe?) a lot of “dead space” and it will be challenging to fill every square

  • CLIMATE CHANGE & GARDENING

      *Sigh*, The heirloom tomatoes are not producing as they had in previous years. Because of the continual fluctuation of temperature (cool one day, scorcher the next) the tomatoes have stayed green on the vine for a considerably long time. When we do harvest the ripe ones, the flavor isn’t

  • CLIMATE CHANGE & GARDENING

      *Sigh*, The heirloom tomatoes are not producing as they had in previous years. Because of the continual fluctuation of temperature (cool one day, scorcher the next) the tomatoes have stayed green on the vine for a considerably long time. When we do harvest the ripe ones, the flavor isn’t

  • INTO THE ABYSS

    We have a problem. Have you ever in your travels found yourself lost?  Collectively, our world–with man in the driver’s seat–has similarly been lost, only we are making great time and seeing wonderful, new sights all along the way. Why would we ever stop? We would not even question our

  • BEING THE CHANGE, LIVING THE SOLUTION

      Heirloom tomatoes on vine. The garden is growing, but not like previous years. We are having trouble with the peppers–they seem to be taking their own sweet time to grow. With the hot temps we’vebeen having, the peas quit producing earlier than lastyear. Right now there is a lull

  • CHICKS & SMALL STEPS

      All Things Bright and Beautiful,All Creatures Great and Small,All Things Wild and Wonderful,The Lord God Made Them All. ~ Cecil Francis Alexander This month has been a busy one! A few weeks ago we received the babybantam chicks through the mail and they neededconstant care and looking after. Now,two

  • CHICKS & SMALL STEPS

      All Things Bright and Beautiful,All Creatures Great and Small,All Things Wild and Wonderful,The Lord God Made Them All. ~ Cecil Francis Alexander This month has been a busy one! A few weeks ago we received the babybantam chicks through the mail and they neededconstant care and looking after. Now,two