Category: 2016

Family time! Swim time!

Family time! Swim time!

The Sand Fire kept everyone in doors on Saturday, the sky was red and smokey and sometimes there was ash falling around us. After a busy week, a leisurely Saturday that involved a lot of pool time was on the agenda and ugh, we couldn’t! Read More…

Garden Update #4 Still having fun in the dirt.

Here is a panshot of the garden from the sidewalk. Once the fence is in, I will have to stand on a ladder to take the same shot again. What is in the garden now?? Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Strawberries, Lavender, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Read More…

Our First Strawberries.

Our First Strawberries.

Our First Strawberries.

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A Spaghetti Sauce with All Good Things.. Don’t Tell the Kids!

1/2 an eggplant diced 1 garlic clove minced 1/3 of a med red onion diced 4 chicken thigh meat diced best you can.. olive oil 2 jars spaghetti sauce 2 bags of tjoes ziti noodles. salt, pepper, turmeric, and cinnamon. Put a large pan on Read More…

Our front yard fence is going up.

I hate the look of my deer fence that surrounds our front yard garden, effective but I don’t like the look. I finally settled on the basic 6ft fence to surround the front yard where the garden just happens to be. Come back next week Read More…

Garden Update #3.

Garden Update #3.

As of this evening, here are pictures of our victory garden .. I have lost the pumpkin, cilantro, and the stevia but I have added cucumber, eggplant, and cinnamon basil. We have had some set backs but I am figuring out how to take care of them as we go. First we had the raccoons and the possums eating the plants, so I installed a deer fence. This was an inexpensive choice because I couldn’t decided what kind of fence to put up. Anyway,this stopped them but it didn’t stop the the squirrels, who ate my cilantro plants. I replanted some cilantro in a different location, now we will just have to wait and see. Another thing that happened was that we had a heatwave. A whole week of temps in the triple digits, one day we reached 113 which is way over the normal for June here in LA. So knowing that it was about to happen, I doubled the watering schedule but our plants still got burned and hurt pretty badly. Lesson learned when you don’t have some shade, go out and buy it. I bought umbrellas and I now put them up for hottest points of the day to give the plants a break. I have also recently added some plants to my garden (on the driveway) that are not for food but I just loved when I saw them. A neighborhood nursery was going out of business so I went and bought the 5 plants dirt cheap. They looked better when I first bought them two days before the heatwave so they had to combat the shock of their new pots and the heat. They are coming around thanks to coffee groups, plant food and water. So that’s it.. until another post.. ttyl TBM

garden My newest arrivals recovering from the high heat and their new pots.

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Rooster Teeth Convention or Bust !  2016

Rooster Teeth Convention or Bust ! 2016

The long awaited trip to the Rooster Teeth Convention in Austin, Texas.shown by pictures. A great guys trip thanks to the awesome Momma at home. Rooster Teeth Convention or Bust ! 2016 Out our  hotel window in Austin. Picking up the passes   With Chris Read More…