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GoPro + kiddie pool + tennis balls + dogs. (plus seasonally appropriate free music clip) Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Awesome Joolie
I've been trying to cook more and different vegetables for all the reasons you're supposed to, but I'm also discovering that vegetables are annoying. You have to buy them, keep them fresh, use them up in time, and then chop, pit, peel, seed, roast, or grill them. I took a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Awesome Joolie
Eric and I have occasionally talked about keeping some animals, maybe goats, in our backyard. Not very seriously, just enough to read some websites about it, pick the spot where we'd do it, and talk idly about how nice it would be to have fresh food right there in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Awesome Joolie
Have you ever signed yourself up for something far in advance because you knew it would be a good thing to do, then pretty much forgot about it until the day of? When it's too late to back out, even though there are a good many things you'd rather be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Awesome Joolie
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Jul 9, 2015
(Warning: This is all pretty gross.) My morning was rolling along pleasantly yesterday when I stepped out back to water the tomato plants. While I was out there I stooped to pull up a weed that was growing next to our giant agave plant and poink! I jammed my eye... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Awesome Joolie
Kristy--my hope is that the city will be choked with them, making travel impossible. Tonya and Nimble--thanks! They are sometimes also called Indian blanket, but I think "firewheel" sounds more badass. They might grow in Kansas but probably not Washington!
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2015 on Firewheel weekend at Awesome Joolie
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Not a lot going on this weekend, which was nice. I decided to finish a project I'd set aside when I got busy with work in the spring: tiling a firewheel, my favorite wildflower, on the side of a crappy old cinder block. We'd been using this block to light... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Awesome Joolie
I like Twitter, I love Instagram. But I miss writing--and therefore thinking--a little more deeply about things. I miss telling stories and sharing more than one picture at a time. So I think I'm going to do it here. At first I thought it would be better if I waited... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Awesome Joolie
Thanks! And thanks for donating!
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on New dog and a request at Oh, my stars and garters!
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How cool would that be if you showed up? Someday you will be settled and ready to make stuff in your new home, and it will be awesome!
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Thank ye, thank ye!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2014 on antes y después at Oh, my stars and garters!
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She is so cute! That tongue is cracking me up.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2013 on GOOD NEWS!!! at Kingfisher Cove
Thanks, y'all!
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Oh, hey, I just saw this! We were hot and dry all summer, with a little more rain than previous years. Everything struggled along until fall, when we started getting abundant rain. I can't even plant my winter garden yet because the basil, peppers, tomatoes, and even okra are all producing like mad and I don't want to tear them out. Did it ever dry out for y'all?
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<3 <3
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2013 on Willa you? at Oh, my stars and garters!
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I love your leaves. Thanks be for leaves.
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I am still picking away at it! Shortly after I posted that I realized I was just over halfway done and it was going to be a while yet. It has gotten easier as I've gotten used to the writing style, and it's so good, but I still can't read it for more than 15-20 minutes at a time before my attention starts to flag.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2013 on With a whimper at Oh, my stars and garters!
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I ended up adding a brick on either side to expand a few months later, but for herbs it should be fine. Also, a tip: if you're growing mint, plant it in the holes in the blocks to keep it from taking over everything. It'll still try, but it helps!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2013 on Block head at Oh, my stars and garters!
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Hey, thanks! And yes, learn that banjo! And then as soon as you can play even a little, find someone to play with. It's so fun.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2012 on Grout about at Oh, my stars and garters!
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You know that this is all your fault, Murse.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2012 on Grout about at Oh, my stars and garters!
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Thanks, Emily! I appreciate it. I am not on Facebook, but! If you use Firefox you can apply a similar image as a skin:
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We went to a monkey sanctuary in Kyoto thinking it would be pure magic but had pretty much the same experience you did. Turns out that fearless, grabby, aggressive monkeys are kind of terrifying. Those statues are great, though!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on Bali's Sacred Monkey Forest at Boots in the Oven
You bet, Murse! I love their eusocial nature too. Also, you should all know that this is post number 2222. (AKA 290 East, Texas State Highway Spur 69, Koenig Lane, Allandale Road, Northland Drive, and Bullick Hollow Road.)
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Hi, Molly! How's it going? Making a big batch of this sauce is the highest and best use for surplus peppers as far as I'm concerned: (Maybe if I make this enough I can justify the purchase of a propane torch, but for now I just use the grill or the broiler!)
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2012 on Soak at Molly Goatwax