Archive for July, 2010

La Mariposa (the butterfly)

By wordpress - Last updated: Monday, July 26, 2010

The more I use the camera on my Samsung Captivate the more I’m impressed. No, I haven’t gone through the tutorial yet. Maybe tomorrow. I started taking a lot more pictures to help me keep track of what I’m doing but then also decided that since I had so much memory I could also take [...]

Hello Miracle Gro!

By wordpress - Last updated: Monday, July 26, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I noticed the beautiful blooms of crepe myrtles around town and thought it would be nice to add some to our property. A visit to Lowes convinced me maybe I didn’t need that as bad as I thought. One hundred and twenty five dollars for a large plant. I mentioned [...]

The fruits of labor!

By wordpress - Last updated: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Time:7:00 Weight: 286. Finally, something to show for my work! The first harvest I know it’s not much ,but I can actually eat something I’ve grown after all these weeks. I figure it’s cost me somewhere around $700 and fourteen pounds of fat. I’m going to enjoy eating this one. When I was young, we [...]

There ain’t no cobras in North America!

By wordpress - Last updated: Friday, July 23, 2010

I’ve been telling you about my new geek toy, the Samsung Captivate. I discovered something you should really know if you’re going to use it outside. The microcontroller routine for your brain that processes “Oh my God, it’s a cobra, run!” runs much faster than the routine that processes “there ain’t no cobras in North [...]

AT&T’s Samsung Captivate review

By wordpress - Last updated: Thursday, July 22, 2010

Well, I finally broke down and bought a new phone. I have had a Palm Treo 650 for quite a few years and it has served me well, but I wanted to step up to a more intelligent phone. I couldn’t bring myself to purchase another phone while my Palm was still working just fine, [...]

Gardening 102

By wordpress - Last updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time: 7:00 weight:296. I’ve been getting up every day for over a week. I finish each morning by looking around and seeing what else needs to be done, which for some reason seems to be an incentive to get up the next morning and go at it again. I have found that my body which [...]

The poor man’s plant starter

By wordpress - Last updated: Thursday, July 8, 2010

One of the problems I’ve mentioned before is that I’m trying to grow plants in some heavy clay soil. I read I needed to put in a lot of organic material into my soil and I have a lot of mulch beds that have been there for quite some time. So I started to scrape [...]