Bruschetta a la Julie & Julia

Last weekend I watched Julie and Julia with my mom. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do so, post haste! It’s a cute film, and has some pretty funny parts, including Meryl Streep…

Blooming Dahlias

Kim gave me dahlia tubers to put in my garden. I couldn’t be more pleased with them. After Dad brought over beautiful bouquets well into October, I was sold. These flowers are really amazing. They…

New home for the squirrels

Rescuing the squirrels seemed like an awesome plan. They’re cute, cuddly, and when they grow up, they’d make great little outdoor buddies. At least that’s what I thought. I was pretty much wrong. Well, they…

Awwww, baby squirrels

I got home on Monday evening with some potted plants that Sue gave me when clearing out her “inventory” in preparation to move to a new home. When I first arrived, I heard a squawking…

More deck photos, we’re almost there!

Here’s the pile of lumber that we had when we started. Also, the hole. It’s a pretty big hole. I ripped the “wall” off the tall deck, but still have another to tear down. I’m…

Deck Phase One Complete!

Really. The first portion of deck building, where actual wood was situated in the hole has been finished. Mostly. Craig’s XJ lift ended up taking longer than expected so that ate into our time dearly….

Glimpses of the garden

Because if you see the big picture, you’ll be disappointed. After I found out that my soil is crap and started watering the plants with coffee, and spreading manure/compost/peat on them, they began to perk…