• Dig Dig for Victory

    Weekend Update

    This weekend, I was flying solo, apart from the hens, which means I didn’t get as much accomplished as I would have liked. I go slower without help. The hens were there every step of the way. However, they aren’t very helpful with heavy lifting so that was left up to me. They were there more in a supervisory capacity. Some of my ugly tomato children didn’t not survive transplanting. I replaced them with some heirloom tomato plants called “Golden Jubilee” and “German Queen.” I also planted some sweet bell peppers, because they are the Fella’s favorite veggie. What the Fella wants, the Fella frequently gets. I started seeds to…

  • My Best Self

    Return on Investment: Defining the Value Added…

    I realize that my post title sounds like it belongs on a LinkedIn profile and is quite uncharacteristic for me. However, I have a purpose in this rather corporate sounding set of buzz words. I was on Facebook the other day and I saw a meme. It was a sea of bright, luscious red tomatoes with bits of vine still on them. The punch line, in bold white all-caps block text read, “Growing your own tomatoes is the best way to devote 3 months of your life to saving $2.17.” I am told, frequently, that I see too far into things and miss the joke and perhaps this is another…

  • My Best Self

    Back to School: Carving Out Me Time

    The best part of school breaks is calling my time my own. I can sew, knit, garden, cook, and nap until my heart is content. Now that school is back in session, I find my personal time dwindling. This is particularly true at the moment. We are working on a project at school, in the Adolescent program that we call “March Madness.” It has nothing to do with basketball and everything to do with getting a bunch of vacation brain-addled students motivated and excited about the Middle School program that is still in its infancy. This means a doubled class size and special activities for the whole week. Today was…