Category Archives: witch hazel

Bees in the Trees

After a week of gale winds and sideways rain, this morning was still, 50 F, and sunny.  So the bees came out.  I was anxious for the weather to calm down because the witch hazel has entered its first bloom … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 2013

Spring is arriving in the Pacific Northwest. I know, I know, it seems unfair to everyone at similar latitudes still struggling under their heavy blankets of snow, but we’ve earned our due with the Long Wet Grey. Besides, there will … Continue reading

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Winter life at our small urban homestead

Our first eggs! Well, our first ceramic eggs (psych!), newly minted from my studio. They go in the nest boxes cause chickens are very vulnerable to peer pressure. Other ceramics projects this winter: Rattling Egg Men. They’re eggs! They’ve faces! … Continue reading

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Just another day in paradise

With a day of rest after finishing the chicken coop (or so we thought – wait til tomorrow’s post), it was back to ‘regular’ yard duties at the new house. That includes admiring the progressing fall colours and working on … Continue reading

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