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By wordpress - Last updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013

When I was about ten years old, an old man a few doors down died. I had seen pets die so I knew what death meant, but that was the first time a person I knew had died. I kept thinking about it and one night it dawned on me that everybody dies, including my [...]

A little TLC and Some Manure

By wordpress - Last updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010

Amazing what a little TLC and compost can do for a plant. I transplanted this cherry tomato from a pot and used some of my new found compost to see if I could bring it back to life. I believe I succeeded! after a month of watering and adding a little more compost, there are [...]

I Am a Real Man!

By wordpress - Last updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

While you chuckle about all the different ways CNN could spin that headline, I’ll continue with an explanation. When my now-wife and I announced our plans to be married to her mother, Lila, we were sitting on the back porch at Lila’s house. As usual, Lila was not sitting. She started fiddling with her plants [...]

Do Roses Have Seeds?

By wordpress - Last updated: Monday, August 30, 2010

In my new quest to grow beauty as well as vegetables, I’ve been clearing out flower beds in my yard. A few years back I planted some roses, but that area had become quite overgrown. Early this summer, I noticed one rosebush was till making an effort, so I decided to clean out the area [...]

Pulling Weeds by the Light of the Silvery Moon

By wordpress - Last updated: Friday, August 27, 2010

It’s five thirty in the morning, I’m awake, I’ve been eating a little too much, and this is a perfect way to punish myself. So I get up and decide I’m going to go pull some weeds. Ah, it’s a little dark. However, the moon is pretty full and, with a little squinting, I can [...]

Composting is Easy with a Duck Pond

By wordpress - Last updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I’ve always read that you’re supposed to have an enclosure, turn the compost over several times a year, water it regularly, blah, blah, blah. I’ve discovered that if you throw the stuff in a pile and walk away, you pretty much get the same result. There is some seriously black dirt under there! Still, I [...]

Let’s take a day off!

By wordpress - Last updated: Friday, August 6, 2010

After nearly two months of gardening every day for two to three hours, I took a day off. They say the right exercise schedule is one day on and on day off, but I figure early humans could not do that, and animals can’t do that, so why would it be any different for me? [...]

Paint Splat!

By wordpress - Last updated: Monday, August 2, 2010

A few years back I heard a great plan for figuring out who the bad guys are on the road. It went like this: everyone would be given a paintball gun and could shoot anyone who did something stupid or rude. So, instead of honking or flipping the bird, you’d shoot the bad guy’s car [...]

Are You Making Life Better or Worse?

By wordpress - Last updated: Monday, August 2, 2010

This morning I was at a gas station filling my tank when I heard this incessant honking. I looked back to see what the commotion was and here is what I saw: one midsize car stopped in the middle of the road, headed the wrong way. A couple was in the car and they looked [...]