The finished fence. I love my backyard — there’s a lot of room to add all the things I eventually want, like a pond, butterfly garden and tortoise habitat. But, I have to share the area…with the abundance of wildlife that lives in the woods on my property, making building a fence around my garden… Continue reading DIY Garden Fencing
It’s been just about a month since I planted my garden — yes, I know I put it in very late. The good news is, things seem to be coming along well, and I even have a few firsts. My first tomato is ready to be picked, and this morning I noticed my first watermelon… Continue reading Garden Firsts
It’s tough keeping up with two websites, but I usually try to post completely separate things on here and my pet lifestyle one, My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much, but sometimes I just have to share something I also posted there. This is one of those situations! I snapped this photo a few weeks… Continue reading Not So Wordless Wednesday
Check this out — gluten free blueberry yogurt bread!!! My first try at creating a gluten free baking recipe and making it. In the past when it comes to gluten-free baking, I’ve used a per-made mix as my base. I was so nervous about how it would taste, but I really love it! I can’t… Continue reading Yay!
Whenever I go somewhere I want to eat where the locals eat, buy whatever the area is known for and sip the drinks native to that location. What makes it even better is if I can bring something home with me that reminds me of the area. Instead of t-shirts and knick knacks, I typically… Continue reading For the Love of Local – Stonington Vineyards
I’m never buying salad dressing again. Olive oil, basil and garlic salt is my new favorite lettuce topper, and it’s surprisingly really good. A few weeks ago I had just finished eating some sliced tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, garlic salt and basil when I was looking for dressing to put on a lettuce based… Continue reading Fast Olive Oil Salad Dressing
Finally!!! That’s how I felt yesterday when we finally got to go kayaking for the first time this season! Between my car and blackberry dieing (also the reason for the lack of posts), the weather and starting a new job, yesterday was the first time we finally got the chance to go kayaking. Since it… Continue reading First Kayak of the 2011 Season
So, now it was time to plant the massive amount of greenery that was sitting on the red picnic table on my front porch. Where to even begin? I needed a plan, and since making personal decisions is not a strong point of mine, this was going to be tough. They could all fit in… Continue reading Plants, Plants, Plants!
It only took a month, but 80 plus plants later, a lot of weed block, a good amount of rain and yards of fencing, this year’s garden is finally in! Well, technically, it’s been in since last weekend, but I’m just getting around to finally posting about it. This year was a bit of a… Continue reading Garden 2011 Is Planted!
Happy 4th of July! Hope you are all enjoying this 4th of July weekend. If you are in the Adirondacks there was plenty of activities and fireworks to take advantage of, and if you are like me you are a little sad it all has to come to an end and we have to go… Continue reading A 4th of July Adventure