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Today I had class 1 of 2 in the copper foil method of stained glass at Roses Glassworks in Tigard. Picked pattern, glass, cut and ground it. Next week brings the soldering in. Kinda blurry, but here’s my class piece … Continue reading
From the back yard for dinner!
Eight weeks from right about now I should have just finished some combination of napping, massive food eating and hot tub relaxing after earlier in the morning on June 24th “competing” in the Pacific Crest Olympic distance triathlon. About fifteen … Continue reading
We’ve bought a number of types of critters from March Biological at the Beaverton Farmers Market including lady bugs, fly parasites (near total reduction in flues at the chicken coop) and praying mantis and lacewing (near total reduction in aphids). … Continue reading
The fruit trees and berries on the north and east sides of the house should now get their summer irrigation from mother nature thanks to Portland Purple Water.
We’ve about decided we are dealing with an avian predator, ie: hawk, falcon or especially owl. I suspect it is one still learning what it can and can’t haul off. In that sense maybe it’s less of a pointless, wasteful … Continue reading
Bossy and Cuckoo are dead. Same M. O. and still no obvious sign of canine entry to the run or typical signs of the chickens being out on an excursion. Cuckoo and Buffy were walking partners for sure, but Bossy … Continue reading
Today I dug and braided 21 shallots. We’ve been eating our own sweet onions since early summer and still have four left. The hope is these shallots get us part of the way into winter. Next year I’ll plant more. … Continue reading
Our tater harvest is in and it is a bounty! 45lbs today, plus another 10 or so over the past weeks. And that from maybe 45sqft of dirt that was never watered…one amazing plant. That’s something like 25,000 calories we … Continue reading