• DRENCHED

    Another night and day of torrential downpours, lightning, thunder and hail. Midday, the skies grew dark, like it was night, as wave after wave of intense storms drenched SoCal….


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  • KITTY & KNITTY

    New kitty This adorable male tabby was rescued from a horrific death up the street. A neighbor lady brought the wailing cat (barely two weeks old) to our…


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  • KITTY & KNITTY

    New kitty This adorable male tabby was rescued from a horrific death up the street. A neighbor lady brought the wailing cat (barely two weeks old) to our…


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  • HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS

    FALL IS HERE? I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open…


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  • FREECYCLE

    GOOD LA FREECYCLE STORY WANTED: I’m a single mom looking for a laptop for my mentally disabled 14 year old foster son to help him with learning activities. Someone responded to…


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  • PRETTY AS A PEACH

    Southern roots showing through today! Canned some peaches yesterday and the peach ice cream froze and turned out nicely (and yummy!). We’re on a canning…


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  • HOMESTEADING IN THE CITY

    HAUTE TIME We harvested the first ears of sweet corn yesterday and enjoyed them with the evening meal of cucumber- tomato salad, steamed beans…


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  • HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS

    BACK ONLINE You can tell from the lack of postings here on the diary, that things weren’t normal. Our computer crashed on Tuesday (June 1st) or was Wednesday — whatever!???? Anyhow,…


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  • REWIND

    Biodiesel Mixin’ Mixer Backing up just a bit: Sunday, May 16, The Biodiesel Mixin’ Mixer was another success with many attendees from across the Southland. Thanks to…


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  • TIDBITS

    We harvested the first handful beans the other day and the zukes are almost ready, evensome currant tomatoes are ripening. The blackberry bushes are loaded…


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