I’m having a bad thyroid day today, so I thought I’d explain why, since that isn’t something I’ve talked about here yet, and it plays a big part into why I want to garden. I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and hypothyroidism. (The latter caused by the former.) Hashimoto’s, in short, is a condition where my immune system… Continue reading I Have Hashimoto’s.
Part of my Bioregional Quiz series, a series of questions about where I live. For more information see the parent post here. What animal or plant species have become extinct in your region? It is apparently a lot easier to find information about local threatened and endangered species than it is to find extinct species!… Continue reading Bioregional Quiz #14
I posted about a week ago that I’d be receiving some fig tree cuttings from a friend, and we picked them up New Years Day! So today I dug one of my largest pots out of the back shed, tossed down a layer of leaf mulch, and covered that with the last of my potting… Continue reading Fig Tree Cuttings!
So I’m currently reading Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, by Rachel Kaplan and K. Ruby Blume, and I came across a very interesting sidebar. It’s a list of questions called “Bioregional quiz: Where are you?” and I’m going to endeavor to answer them, one by one. The book defines bioregionalism as follows: One… Continue reading My BioRegional Profile
Two of my last three entries were book reviews, and book reviews will probably make up a good portion of my content for the next few weeks – it’s January, so not a lot going on in the garden yet, and I’m reading books to help plan exactly what I’m going to do this year.… Continue reading A Word on Current Content
Today is the anniversary of my first date with my now-husband. We’ve been together for 11 years – wow! We dated for 2.5 years before getting married, just before he left for Marine Corps boot camp. We spent the next five years criss-crossing the US from base to base, until he got out the summer… Continue reading 11 Years?!
Another of the books my mother sent me for Christmas, this is actually a book I’d had from my local library and put on my wish list because it’s amazing. Stats! Backyard Harvest – A Year-Round Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables by Jo Whittingham Published 2012 256 pages Backyard Harvest is set up by… Continue reading Book Review: Backyard Harvest