Monthly Archives: April 2011

She blinded me with horseradish

Last spring, I threw four horseradish plants in next to the potato hills. They flourished, growing nearly three feet tall. “Dig in fall to prevent propagation,” the description [..]

Food, From the Garden, Gardening, Harvest, Recipe ,

Oh – It’s spinach!

Everyone who is not a garden geek, please ignore the entirety of this post. Seriously, not worth the time. Ok, is it just us nerds in here? The [..]

Gardening, Planting, Tips , ,

The Natural Aquarist

Like many other well-intentioned but ultimately lazy aquarists, I neglect my filter. Fortunately, I planned for my apathy in advance, and in fact paid a bit extra for [..]

Off-Topic, Tips

Battles Lost

Today, we attended my mom’s best friend’s funeral. Kat fought breast cancer for years, but ultimately lost. So many friends and family members attended the service… she was [..]

Mom, Musing ,

The Speed of Beans, Part Deux

For anyone who was unimpressed with the 24-hour growth of my beanie-weanies, check this out. These are the same plants – five hours later: Still underwhelmed? Man, tough [..]

Gardening, Planting ,

The Speed of Beans

Fast. Fast is the speed of beans. This is a photo of some two-day-old bean sprouts yesterday. These are the same plants today (off to the left of [..]

Gardening, Planning, Planting , ,

The Geeky Part of Homestead Geek

The Engineir and I do love our toys. A few days ago, he came home with a brand new Nook Color, which he had already rooted and installed [..]

Geek , ,

Quality Time with the Chickens

There are few minor woes that can’t be cured by spending some time outside with the dogs and the chickens. A couple of days ago, I spent an [..]

Chickens, Photos

Mother Nature Wastes No Time

This was the dreary sight that awaited me yesterday when I at last began to try to get things readied for spring. I went around and gathered up [..]

Gardening, Planning, Planting, Tools , , ,