Monthly Archives: July 2011

Feast and Famine

These are “green” beans: purple, yellow, and green ones. They are fabulous when steamed, when they also all turn lovely shades of green. Last year we grew them in the decorative brick planter in front of our house, and picked … Continue reading

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Berry Creek Falls

In preparation for Family Camp at Big Basin Redwoods State Park next week, we took a hike to the Berry Creek Falls on Tuesday. The hike was 10 miles and marked “strenuous” on the trail. There were moments I didn’t … Continue reading

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Chickens! Chickens!

Last Friday was a crazy day. Greer worked himself silly on Thursday to get the chicken coop mostly ready, but the chicken wire on the bottom was one inch too short. So, here is what we did Friday: worked on … Continue reading

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Dinner tonight

What to make on a busy day of chicken coop making? It was also Farmer Pete day, so we picked up two bulging bags of produce from our favorite local organic farmer at our weekly CSA pick-up. So much goodness … Continue reading

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The Ark of the Chickens

“A” is for Ark. Chicken Ark, that is. Greer and I (finally!) started building the chicken coop today. This project has been months in the planning, talking, and dreaming stage, and we have now moved forward to the doing stage. … Continue reading

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Lavender, Tarragon, and Basil… OH MY!

This year, we decided to grow more herbs for cooking. We have quite an assortment: lavender, chives, parsley, sage, tarragon, basil, cilantro, chamomile, thyme, oregano, mint, and lemon balm. We’ve also had mixed results with them. LavenderGreer insisted on cutting … Continue reading

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Starting blogging in earnest…

Greer and I have been married 3 ½ years now (where does the time go, anyway?) and have talked about consistently posting to our blog more times than I can count. We’ve saved cute pictures from past adventures, and discussed … Continue reading

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