• SUN’S OUT!

    Kids pet the duck It’s warming up. After several nights of sssshivering 28 degrees, it’s warmed up to a comfortable low of 32.    The sky is clear…


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  • SPRING PREPARATIONS

    Manti egg cases It’s that time of year again to cut back, very carefully, the lemon verbena tree. Once again the branches were filled with praying manti egg…


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  • THIS & THAT

    2 FEET AND 2 WHEELS Today was the first time we used our car in two weeks! Instead, we have either walked or used bicycles to make deliveries, run errands…


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  • THIS & THAT

    2 FEET AND 2 WHEELS Today was the first time we used our car in two weeks! Instead, we have either walked or used bicycles to make deliveries, run errands…


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  • SPRING COUNTDOWN

    Quince, strawberries, mizuna & broccoli Yesterday was exceptionally hot (over 80 degrees)! It certainly was a warmer than normal January (I know I’ve already mentioned about it…


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  • BIODIESEL BLURB

    Here’s a clip from Japanese NTV about biodiesel — file is in Windows Media Format (9.46 MB) Unfortunately the segment is entirely in Japanese so we haven’t…


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  • NEW BEGINNINGS

    As the new year approaches it’s traditional to take a look back at the year in review. I like to share with you a few highlight from this year…


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  • FRIES TO FUEL

    They cook up their own fuel Enterprising individuals take restaurants’ used frying oil to manufacture biodiesel …”We like it because it makes us independent and we feel empowered if we…


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  • KEEPING WARM

    Guess what? Socks went on the feet for the first time  in over 6 months yesterday. Temps overnight hovered around 32 degrees meaning winter has finally arrived in this…


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  • BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM

    Thanks for the warm ‘welcome home.’ It’s good to be back. The story and many pics of our New Orleans trip are coming, it may take awhile since there’s a…


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