You’ve heard of keeping up with the Jones’ before. How about keeping away from the Jones’? Sometimes having a bit of privacy for your yard is a great way to escape into your own paradise without the feeling of prying eyes. Seriously, weird guy who lives in a RV and drinks brandy from red Solo cups. What’s your deal? Perhaps today is a good day for pants?! I digress. Continue reading “Passion fruit vine as a natural privacy fence”
I’ve volunteered to babysit this cute potbelly pig named Hamilton for a friend while she’s abroad. My dog, Sasha, is mesmerized by the general oddness of her new friend. I’ll be keeping the pig in the chicken paddock during the day while I’m at work. So far, he’s escaped once. Tomorrow is another day and he will try again. My biggest fear is that he is smarter than I am.
A word about the role of compost
Dark and nutrient rich compost is a must have for any gardener. In this day and age, chemical fertilizers are destroying commercial farming, polluting our groundwater and are very costly. I will never ever recommend you using chemicals in your yard (or even in your home for that matter). Your children and pets play in the yard and will be exposed to all of those chemicals. My girl Sasha is way too cute to be slowly poisoned just because I want to take the easy way out. Would you poison this little girl? Yeah, me either. I mean, look at that sweet face. Hold on, I need to go scratch her belly real quick. Got myself all a’twitterpated. Continue reading “Composting 101: Don't overthink it!”