Renovation Diaries: Kitchen Part 2 | Motivation and Clarity

At my weekly Al-Anon rallies we recite the Serenity Prayer at the beginning and end of each hour. The prayer reminds me that I must not waste energy on things I cannot control; and that I can direct my energy towards something more positive. Something that I can create, and grow, and nurture I call it [...]

Urban Farm Tour 2016 | Watch As We Visit Four Urban Farms in Spokane

Summer 2016: we took an urban farm tour organized by the Master Gardener's Extension of WSU in Spokane, WA, and learned about urban goats, chickens, market gardens, stacking income funnels, and that even in the summer, under greenhouse plastic, tomatoes love it when it's hot. At our first stop, Swaggerty Farms, Janice talked about keeping [...]

Renovation Diaries: Kitchen 

We moved into our home in December 2014.  The neighbors thought we were some pretty nutty Californians moving in during winter.  Turns out it was a very mild winter and the governor of Washington declared a drought for 2015. We bought our house sight unseen, except through photographs and a floor plan diagram my mother [...]