July 31st, 2011

Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers

This weekend we harvested our first batch of garlic, and we’re pretty sold on having it as a regular in our garden. Read the rest of this entry »

June 10th, 2011


This time last year, there were portions of our yard that were either completely barren or choked with weeds, and as we get everything into shape we are developing strategies for keeping everything from getting out of control. Read the rest of this entry »

April 24th, 2011

Spring Photos

Spring is beginning to finally set in after a very cold and we March and April. Read the rest of this entry »

February 7th, 2011

More Garden Work

With another weekend came a new pile of garden prep and tree planting. Read the rest of this entry »

February 1st, 2011

Frenzy of Yard Work

This last weekend was a frenzy of yard work, we’re in the process of collecting plants for our yard and this last week got some stone cut for a rework of our front entry. Read the rest of this entry »

December 6th, 2010

Planting for Spring

This weekend we took advantage of the dry weather to take care of some yard work. There’s quite a bit that needs to get done and we’re trying to keep up over the winter, even if there isn’t a whole lot that we can do over the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »

November 9th, 2010

Fall Harvest

With the rapid onset of winter here in Portland come some changes in our yard. Read the rest of this entry »

August 17th, 2010


With the hot weather this last week comes ripening tomatillos, tomatoes and peppers… And also brings thoughts of energy efficiency. Now that we have been in the house for four months, I thought it would be interesting to put weather data from this spring into our energy model and see how its predictions compare against actual usage. Read the rest of this entry »

April 19th, 2010

More Plants

The agenda for this weekend was going to be all about painting the risers for our stairs, all of which are just raw MDF at the moment… And then the weather turned beautiful and we got totally distracted by garden work. Read the rest of this entry »

March 7th, 2010

Ecoroof Planting Party

Thanks to the help of a crew of a bunch of really hard working friends and family members, this weekend was wildly productive. Read the rest of this entry »

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