Sunday, November 2, 2014


I worked a bit this weekend in the backyard.  I took a lot of pictures today, but I'm only going to post a few right now.  I hope to post more later.  I love writing my thoughts down, but its hard when you are too tired.  Seems to be a trend in my blogs.  Oh well.

My Morning Glory fence is doing well.  I will
plant more starters soon.  They are thriving in their 
little dirt bags and styrofoam cups.

The brick area looks bare.  I pulled out a big
plant that didn't look very good anymore and the
pear tree has been gone for awhile.  I will 
follow my heart with this area all Autumn long.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


On my quiet drive to work this morning, I remembered something about my dirtbags.  I forgot to poke them with holes so the water drains!  Oops!  I stabbed them real quick this evening with one of those cute little birds that I put on the dirtbags.  I'm hoping for some pretty morning glory.  Its really taking off on my fence and I think fall is the perfect time to help get it established.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Starters

I have lots of sprouts in my starters!  Unfortunately
I had to buy styrofoam cups to plant more seeds.

Lots of radish, to feel like a successful gardener.  

My goal is to actually plant the carrots
on a little hill.  

I had these bags leftover so I used them.

Dirtbags with Morning Glory

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Planting

I've finally got most of my fall starters!  I love fall planting, lots of greens!  Yum! 

My set-up tonight in my bathroom.  Oliver was in the bath 
so I had to stay close.  Busy busy.

Here is what I planted so far and how many 
rows of starters.  I need more containers, I 
still have about 6 more seed packets.

I'll have to ask Mom and Jess if they have any laying around.  

Thursday, August 28, 2014


If you follow your heart in my backyard to the back fence you will meet my hairdresser or her husband who is sometimes doing yard work down on that part of their property.  Or their dogs or their beautiful daughters.  They are all so nice!

So, here is her little gem of a hair salon:


On the topic of the winery and two homes, Andrea said she thinks they have both been sold.  At least that is what she heard.  We both still have a whole bunch of ideas for the winery.  Hers are all boutiquey and weddingly, mine are a little more community based- community garden/literacy center/farmer's market/coffee shop kind of idea.  I was outside with Irma and Mari today- Sergio's wife and daughter and they loved my idea.  

I'm glad I live on a street of dreamers.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Property Update

I want to write more about the winery that has been vacant for a couple of years now.  I will do it after I talk to my neighbor Thursday night.  I am having a hard time finding links to the homes and the winery.

I'm keeping my last post the way it is because it makes me laugh.  Its really hard to write at night when you are falling asleep!
The winemaker was so odd, but interesting.  
My neighbor, Sergio, helped him at the end
when he didn't have any money left to buy
food or cigarettes.  I'm so lucky to have
nice, caring, helpful neighbors like Sergio.  

Some things I wonder:

Do the grapes have to stay?

Does it have to stay agriculture?  I think so, Chad, my brother-in-law, thought there might be zoning laws, etc., I think he is right.  He is pretty smart too.

Why does the family have all their junk out by the truck and have garage sales every weekend?

Can the homes be used for commercial purposes?

My brain is thinking a lot.  I just hope something positive comes out of this property.

Monday, August 25, 2014


I think the soil is really good around my home.  Someone good needs to purchase the winery that is at the end of 15th Avenue in my little neighborhood area.  They can grow a whole bunch of yummy things! 

There are two home sold separately that belonged to the Winemaker and his mom. They are gone now, after being evicted.  They just sort of fell apart and didn't take care of the historic winery very well.

The winery is being sold separately by other family that still owns it.  I have heard from other neighbors that the wine making equipment is too messed up to even repair.  The property is nice thought and the historic buildings are interesting.  I will try and find real estate links tomorrow.

Our little neighborhood really wants something good to come from it.  On Thursday night I am going to the neighbor who lives above me to get my hair done.  She always has good ideas of what we;d like to see happen to the property.    She always has good ideas!

Here are my ideas:

Community Garden
Fid uo d---Oops, I'm falling asleep.  I'll fix this blog later.

Dead End.

15th Avenue

This truck is for sale too.