Category Archives: Home and Garden
The title pretty much says it. The hops cones are in from the oast house and ready for packing into 2oz food saver packs.
Yesterday evening we harvested our hops. Both the Willamette and Nugget grew more vigorously this year. I gave them a better support structure than last year and didn’t have any trouble with them toppling over this time. The bines were … Continue reading
If we didn’t have new/different things drawing power (ie: keeping more food frozen for more hungry mouths and more bits shining in front of nerdy eyes) compared to the year or two before this probably would have been a $0 … Continue reading
At least it wasn’t as cool/rainy as June 2011/2010.
This last month’s been pretty hectic. I never got around to posting a finished view of the stained glass class piece I was working on so here it is: Not visible in the picture, I cracked one of the clear … Continue reading
Sunny spring May 2012. Happy!
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!
Slowly twisting in the direction of summer with longer days and less cloud cover. The sun’s pushing up a steady supply of lettuce greens in the cold frame, a meal’s worth of kale once a week, our first full serving … Continue reading
That’s 30% more solar than a year ago and in a month that was one of the wettest on record. But that’s just spring here. Heavy rain, awesome sun, and…repeat every fifteen minutes. Keeps the panels clean.