Gardening in the Near-Tropics

Gardening in the Near-Tropics
Listen: I have a Key Lime tree. I’m realistic and therefore don’t have high expectations for my lime tree (especially since they can take multiple years to produce), but it’s currently covered in white flowers that smell like lime, and therefore I’m pretty hopeful about it. Now I just have to get the chickens to stop malingering near it and ...

The Haps, Fall Edition

The Haps, Fall Edition
Things that I’ve been doing in the last month or so, since we returned from New York: 1) I finished writing about our trip! I haven’t had time to proofread yet, so please don’t criticize my spelling too much. 2) We hosted a baby shower for Wendy and Amelia. Everything was rainbow-colored, Shawn did a fabulous job of decorating, and ...

King Arthur Wears Jordans

King Arthur Wears Jordans
OH GOD, it’s been forever since I updated anything besides my 101 Things. I had to install a beta plugin for my webhost here, so that reminded me that I have a blog. What’s gone on in the past two months? Let’s make a list. 1) IT’S SUMMER. It’s been cold and a lot of it was really rainy, but it’s summer. My ...

Spring! 3

Spring!
It was proper going-outdoors weather this weekend and it’s supposed to be 80 tomorrow (80!!!), so I think it’ll be spring for a week or so until summer happens. Right now it’s pouring, which is fine because it makes our yard happy. So we went to New Orleans for six days, and it was fantastic. I’ve always liked that city ...