According to the Farmers Almanac, there are a few different vegetables that you can plant in Central Texas in September. That means that if you get something in the ground now, it might be ready for a Fall or Spring harvest depending upon what you are planting. Here in zone 8b and 9b we really
Eli started school down the street at Little Feet Non Profit and has really been enjoying it. The school is an old house with two classes. Eli is in the younger class with around 15 kids who range between the age of 3 and 4 years old.
When I was in Costa Rica last month I noticed that some of the nicer restaurants were using Tilapia as their fish protien when they made their ceviche. Ceviche is a dish typical to many Latin American countries with some slight variations on how it is prepared. In some countries like Mexico, Ceviche is often
From Els 2nd B-ay Party For Eli’s second birthday we decided to go with the trash truck/collection site theme. We think that this would have been his choice of theme considering how into trash trucks he is. It is rather funny to us because we have friends who’s kids are totally obsessed with commercial items
Do you know what GMO stands for? If you do not you are like most American’s that have no idea what it stands for either. Neither did the documentary film maker of the GMO Project until his discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift
One of things that is nice about our new place is the extra space that we have. Unfortunately, in our front yard we have a pretty big driveway but only a little yard space to hang out. So needless to say we had to be creative on where we would put our gardens. There is
This is a home scale aquaponic unit that I installed in our new backyard. It is a pretty cool unit because you can really get the jist of what is going on, as well as keep a good eye on the fish at the same time. I repaired an old 150 gallon fish tank by
The tomatoes took their time coming in this year, but it was worth the wait. Starting three weeks ago we have been in hog heaven with some of the best tomatoes we have grown yet. I decided to take a walk in the garden and pick what was ripe this morning, after filling up my
Shade Garden Our shade garden is starting to take off with the rest of our vegetable gardens. This is the the area that is directly outside of our living room where we keep our fish tank and our seedlings. One of the cymbidium orchid plants that we picked up from GG a month ago is
Well the gardens are pretty much going off, or at least some of the plants are starting to. With the longer days of summer the plants are starting to hit their growth spurts and you can really tell the difference. Last year when the plants hit their growth spurts I just let them take over.