Friday, June 28, 2013

yard update

When we moved into our house, the yard hadn't been taken care of for about a year.  As a result, our yard hasn't quite reached the "looks nice" stage because it's still in the "being reclaimed" stages.  It used to look crazy; now it looks a little less so.  Here are some pictures!  We still have a ways to go, but we're really happy with how much progress we've made so far.

So, you can see we have a lot of weeds on the outskirts, but check out that grass! Green! 
We're growing strawberries in the holes, and we haven't put anything in the actual bed yet.  Baby steps.

Working on some raspberries!

Thank you, Joel!  Also, check out those dandelions!

This picture is a couple months old.  These (and other) weeds are currently my height.

Check out these massive green onions!  The paring knife is in the picture for scale.  We left these onions in the ground over the winter, and this is how I picked them in the spring.  Nice!


"'Remember, mundanity can be elevated to art by perception alone.'"  - Vince Gonzalez, as quoted by Po Bronson in Why Do I Love These People?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I just loaded the pictures from my camera onto my computer, so there will be posts about old things. :)


"There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window.  He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred."  - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan