Friday, May 30, 2008


My sweet husband just "whipped" this bird feeder out. The old one was, should we say, a bit worn. It looks just like our house. What do you think? It's so cute, I'm not sure I want it exposed to the elements outside.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Never ever store an opened oatmeal box horizontally, especially if you have run out of room in your pantry and moved a few things to your linen closet. The oatmeal box was too tall to store vertically, so I was so smart just putting in horizontal. It was a good idea until I started to pick it up and half the oatmeal went every where.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Drip System Gardening

Well, another adventure at gardening. Last year it was too much fertilizer while under an outdoor watering ban.

This year Hubby decided to do a drip irrigation garden. This system is used all over Israel. The dessert is literally blooming as a result of this system. So, we thought perhaps it might work well for us. The process is slow, but we think it will be well worth the effort.

The drip pipe (plastic tubing) has to be put down first, it's on the far right row uncovered. Then the drip tube is covered with the black mesh held down with long metal stables pushed into the ground. The planting process is more difficult, because the mesh has to be cut, then you dig the holes for the plants. The greenbean planting was different. We punched holes in the mesh, then dropped the seed into the hole.

We are looking forward to eating all the delicious, fresh veggies. I can't wait for that first tomato sandwich! Better than steak! We might even buy a pound of bacon for BLT's. You really don't need the B for a great sandwich just the T.