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My big girl is growing before my eyes. Sometimes she is serious. He thinks he is HILARIOUS playing on these stairs. {A Portrait of my Children, Once a Week, Every Week, in 2013 – inspired by Che and Fidel}

Starting Seeds: Part Two Starting Seeds: Part Two


(To view my first post on starting seeds, click here.) Seedlings Ready to Go I’ve mentioned it before and I’m going to mention it again – It’s seed starting time in Phoenix!  I have seeds and seedlings on the mind these days.   This past weekend I planted a ton of seeds for the spring/summer.  I…
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A new coop! A new coop!


We got a new coop for the chicks this weekend and now we are starting the process of  hardening off – http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/vege003/vege003.htm . (Just like you do for seedlings, but for chickens!  The point is to help them learn to regulate their temperature after being indoors and under a heat lamp.  It also helps them develop…
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Starting Seeds Starting Seeds


To begin, I know that for a HUGE part of the country it is nowhere near seed starting time (though with a cold frame, that might not be entirely true… but wait, I’m getting ahead of myself).  For those of you covered in snow, I apologize for this post.  But rest assured – come May…
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Napping on the Couch – Sickness is Still Hanging Around Here Just Woke Up from Nap – Grouchiest Time of Day Learning New Skills Everyday – 10 Months Old is So Much Fun {A Portrait of my Children, Once a Week, Every Week, in 2013 – inspired by Che and Fidel}

Growing Great Tomatoes – Part Two Growing Great Tomatoes – Part Two


So, my “Growing Great Tomatoes” post is the post that has seen the most traffic so far since we’ve started this blog.  There are probably many reasons for that (one of which is certainly that my lovely friend  Lauren – http://www.fancynonsense.wordpress.com/  linked to it), but still, it seems to be a topic that people are…
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Five Senses Friday Five Senses Friday


Inspired by Mary Catherine’s blog Seeing: sunny blue afternoon, the breeze through tree leaves the only movement in sight.   Hearing: cars come and go at intervals, pausing at the stop sign near our house.   Feeling: creative, free of work life this early afternoon, the sun warming my body as it rotates into view….
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