What is summer without humidity? So, by the end of July, the old “white stuff” starts creeping up on the cucumbers and squash leaves. Then one by one, they start turning yellow. I am surprised you don’t hear my loud *sign* when I see my squash and cucumbers dying. I look up to the sky […]
Archives for August 2013
The Minivan is in the shop again. She is tired with over 150K miles. I have changed her brakes, tires, sway bar, and transmission. She even had a nasty collision with a deer. But I am holding on to her since she needs to last another few years until all the kiddos are out of […]
I literally spent an hour reading EWG’s Guide to Better Bug Repellents. The report was a wake up call for me. Sure, I know certain mosquitoes and ticks bites can be dangerous. However, I learned my botanical bug sprays may not keep me safe from bugs that cause West Nile virus and Lyme disease.
Cucumbers are one of those vegetables that grows like weeds; however, you can’t freeze them to use for later. So, over the years, I have pickled them and now ferment them. Did anyone say, yum?
School is right around the corner, which means it is time to order my favorite Avery cardboard binders. Over the years, I have switched to these type of binders since I was sick and tired of throwing away those vinyl binders. At the end of the year I recycle rather than trash all the […]