Lately, I've fallen down the research rabbit hole and landed somewhere between container gardens and homesteading. I think it'd be a (really, really) awesome project to start a small vegetable garden. Y'know, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and the like. And, while I've been researching mostly during this frigid winter, I've been itching to … Continue reading a winter garden
Last night, there was a decent amount of rain, this morning, the yard smelled like dirt and dead leaves and the air had a good amount of moisture to it. And the pup, well, he didn't want to come back inside for breakfast.With the fall and the rain bringing out the leaves and the new … Continue reading Mud Puddles
Upkeep on the house has been interesting lately. With younger sister moving back in and chaos still ensuing from clearing everything out of bedrooms and the dining room and living room. And, eventually I've found that taking some quiet time to care for the house plants and watch the bird feeder grounds me. Which, is … Continue reading Another Grounding.
I occasionally do this thing where I decide that I am going to do something. Sometimes, this want culminates in house plants and pet fish and then a planted aquarium. Here's how it starts: I spend countless hours researching and compiling information and planning out how I would go about the task, and then researching … Continue reading One day.
Today, I need to remind myself that it is just a fence. That installing a new one would be updating the house. It would make the back yard more yard-like. More private. That we would enjoy having a new fence. We need more privacy. I also can't stop thinking about the old fence. After a … Continue reading how to remember a gate
The event took two whole days, but it is finally over with. The flooring is finished. And with that, the major inside-home work is complete. The bathroom looks like a bathroom, the living room a living room. No more toilet in the bath tub. I have even found my moisturizer. This house is a house … Continue reading Beds, a bird, and a day dream
We said goodbye for now to Layla. Her owner recovered well from their surgery and so she went back to her home. The house is quieter without her here. I will miss her. I'm excited for future puppy play dates. We also took some of my sister's apartment things to storage. She'll need them when … Continue reading a new plant and moving day
I haven't been seeing much of the birds lately. Earlier this summer, they were everywhere. In recent months, I haven't wanted to go outside of my house - even to the back yard. Because it just... didn't feel right. But, I've wanted to recently. And, I think outdoor projects are a good way to start. … Continue reading A Summer Garden
The first week of July has passed, and I am thankful for so much. As much as I wish that this year had played out differently, I am beginning to realize just how kind others can be. Last month was one of the most difficult months of my entire life. But, many friends and neighbors … Continue reading July. Week one.