Tomatoes 2017

  We grew most of this year’s tomatoes from seed,  Ed Hume’s heirloom mix,  which has 14 different varieties in one packet.  The other seed we grew is called Legend,  a tested early variety that was developed for the PNW region.    We bought 1 plant,  a storage tomato named Longkeeper.   I’ll make a separate post … Continue reading Tomatoes 2017

Chamomile

The Roman chamomile that we planted back in April has finally begun to blossom,  and the flowers it produces are truly lovely.   Chamomile is a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae),  and so it’s flowers are daisies in miniature form.  The difference between it and it’s larger cousin is the scent:  chamomile flowers smell … Continue reading Chamomile

Kitchen Renovation Part 4: Drywalling The Ceiling & New Light Fixtures

We’re replacing the old square shaped light fixtures that were here when we bought the house as part of our renovation.   The old fixtures were really outdated looking,  and used U-shaped florescent bulbs which cast a dingy light that we didn’t care much for. Removing the old fixtures left us with a large square … Continue reading Kitchen Renovation Part 4: Drywalling The Ceiling & New Light Fixtures

Our Summer Garden

It is just so cool to be able to grow our own food in our own garden!  This is the first time in my life that I’m actually doing this.  I grew up in NYC,  always lived in an apartment, and by the time my folks bought a home of their own and were able … Continue reading Our Summer Garden