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The Grand Bugapest Hotel

I had a couple brilliant names picked out for this project before it even got off the ground. In fact, it was …

New fire pit at Katrina's house.

Fire pit and… ?

When I lived further north, I created a fire pit. I really liked it in the cold months (or rather, month). It …

Avoiding Monsanto in the Home Garden

It’s getting hard to avoid Monsanto (and other franken-foods) in the grocery store. But apparently even if you grow your own vegetables …

→ March 18, 2012

Today I planted two serrano pepper plants, two viva italia plants, and one roma tomato plant. I might have purchased more at …

New Year’s Miscellany

We’re supposed to get a new deluge of rain tonight, but I’m a little reticent to revel in that. I could jinx …

Updated Rain Barrel Platform

My old makeshift rain barrel platform (constructed of pieces of old pressure-treated lumber) was sinking into the ground, and my rain barrel …

Kickstarting Chickens

I have mentioned more than once I want to incorporate chickens into my garden work. I’ve collected materials for the coop construction …

How ‘Bout That Drought?

Since Austin is hurtling toward heavier restrictions on outdoor watering (Sept. 6 if our rainfall doesn’t improve), I’m considering a rather drastic …

DIY Rainbarrel

I’m nothing if not a do-it-yourselfer. I love the challenge of taking stuff I already have and finding the best way to …

Gardening Kindred Spirit?

This week I got the chance to attend a private tour of the properties that comprise the 2011 Travis County Master Gardener’s …