In my adult life, I’ve had a few moments of clarity, where it feels like a curtain has been pulled back to reveal another layer of existence I hadn’t seen before. The first time I had this feeling was on July 6, 2016 when Philando Castile was shot and killed for reaching for his wallet. […]
The last few months have been interesting… although mostly heartbreaking life events, there have been a few moments of hope which I’ve grabbed and held tightly. One of those moments is this — a job opportunity. I’ll be accepting a new job at Accenture that will result in less planes and more time at home […]
Ready for the holiday weekend? We are stuck at home re: social distancing and are disappointed not to be with friends and family at the lake. However – we are making the most of it! A quick garden tour and now off to Menard’s for some supplies — most importantly, an air pump so that […]
I watched YouTube videos on a long drive this weekend and learned I’m making a few rookie mistakes that I attempted to fix… Re: End Rot. The cause is likely inconsistent watering. I’m hoping the fix is a calcium boost on the leaves. My plan is to purchase one of those white pump sprayer things […]
I installed irrigation (details in another post)… I’m harvesting something but not anything to write home about… I’m still learning…
We made it through three nights of frost warnings and are on to a warmer future! Nearly everything is planted in the garden with just a few back-ups still going inside. With that said, here’s a update on how the greenhouse did with the cooler temps last week and what I’ve (already) learned about plant […]
It has been 51 days since my last flight and 50 days of sheltering in place with my family. It’s such a bag of crazy around here and it’s hard to articulate what it’s like… Here are the highlights (highs and lows): The better weather in MN is so good for my soul. I needed […]
A new tractor, a 1/4 complete garden build, and too large transplants… Week 7 (a.k.a. week 3 of COVID-19 Shelter in Place) is one for the books.
COVID-19 sucks. I hope you have found something that is helping you cope a bit. If not, may I suggest starting some seeds and drinking some whiskey. Week 5 was, um, strange. I went from nervous about travel and plant neglect to worried about over-loving and over-watering. I diluted some apple cider vinegar this week […]
Week 4 brought to you by oversized plants, no more room, and and ever-present concern that we will not make it two more months indoors. 4 hrs of transplanting today. I could have done four more, but I stopped. Week 4 Video “Beans” label by Vivianne.