I’ve had my compost tumbler now for about a year and this was my second harvest. That doesn’t sound so good but for the effort I’ve put into it I’m fairly happy. I could have harvested the first batch a good month or two earlier than I did. It was forgotten about for a while. … Continue reading Another Successful Compost Bin Harvest
I never got into the habit of posting often to my blog and during the last few months I’ve been especially bad about it. It’s been a busy time and this is one thing that has dropped off my to-do list. I unexpectedly realized last week that we hit week 19 in our Bookshark and… Continue reading Mid Year Homeschool Update – Second Grade
The beginning of a new year is also the beginning of a new series of Gardening in Small Places classes at our local Cooperative Extension. These are my favorite Las Vegas gardening classes! Each class is four hours long and covers one topic. This allows the class to dive deeper into the details instead of… Continue reading Gardening in Small Places Jan 2017
Two and half years ago we bought our current house. The landscaping was mostly dead but I loved that it left me with a clean slate to plant what I wanted where I wanted. One of the few plants that was still alive was an old rose bush planted in a very bad location. It… Continue reading The Rose That Won’t Die
Our time with Comedian’s preschool has come to an end. It was a really tough decision that we talked about for several months. It finally became clear that the cons outweighed the pros. She wasn’t getting enough out of it compared to the time and expense involved in keeping her there. So much has changed… Continue reading Preschool Dropout
Each summer we pick through our tomato and pepper plants looking for hornworms. This has been the best summer yet. I found the only one this year as I was ripping out all my tomatoes. The battery in my irrigation timer died when we were out of town and they took a beating in the… Continue reading Hornworm Experiment
The first two weeks of Storyteller’s 2nd grade year have come and gone. It actually went quite smoothly… partially because I kept my expectations low!