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For rent: Luxury Penthouse (worms only) No humans!

If your a worm, we do believe this may be one of the nicest places in the area to loiter. This space is currently unlisted so you must act soon! Amenities  include: Dirt cheap. Willing to trade services for rent. Guarded closed community. Lots of friendly neighbors for cuddling. All the food you can eat. Climate … Continue reading

How to grow lots of green onions/scallions on the cheap

For this year’s garden I asked a certain somebody to get me green onion bulbs from the garden center. She returned with yellow (normal) onions but we didn’t realize until 2 weeks after planting. Luckily the web is full of amazing stuff and people and we learned this amazing trick. Thank you so much Jane … Continue reading

Worm Factory

About My Worm Factory

Previously I explained some of my motivations and benefits of Becoming a Worm Wrangler. AKA a “vermicomposting system.” Now I’m going to show you the most luxurious worm habitat that I could possibly come up with. A past and highly uneducated attempt at a DIY worm bin resulted with a very tragic, and quite disgusting end for … Continue reading


I’m Worm Wrangling!!! Why?

I have cowboys, ranchers, and shepherds scattered about my genealogy.  I wonder if my ancestors and kin would be proud to learn that I have now grown up to become a worm wrangler? I must confess that I have worms! However, instead of going to the Doctor seeking remedy as a normal, more sane person would do, I have … Continue reading

My Mobile Strawberries

Last year we began strawberry plants in the Topsy Turvey Upside Down hanging strawberry basket. We had dreams and aspirations of oodles of strawberries hanging next to our door. In reality they did not do well in it. We harvested one strawberry, and only a few plants survived through the year. The replacement strawberry plants … Continue reading

Another path

How to drive really fast and get where your going at the same time as grandpa

Once upon a much too short lunch break, I came up on that Cadillac on the freeway. Yes, THAT one. The gazillion dollar shiny caddy driving 45 mph on the freeway. Grandpa was sitting in the drivers seat, both hands on the wheel, glasses that resemble ski goggles on his head; squinting to barely see the road in … Continue reading

Day 3, gets ugly. Calling in reinforcements!

“Third’s the worst, seconds the same, first’s the best of all the game.” I have learned that when it comes to acclimatizing to a non-habit, the third day is by far the most extreme in my body. It’s my mile 20. Known by runners as “The wall.” A nonsmoker’s system creates all sorts of gnarly … Continue reading


Day 2 of my War on Tobacco, Wounded, but pushing forward!!!

I want you to hold your breath. Now keep holding it. Don’t breath… go as long as you can… feel your heart speed up? Feel your arms begin to tremble… an uneasyness starts to swell and then panic begins to set in. WHOOOSH you gasp for air and suddenly feel relief. Phew! For me it … Continue reading


Emancipation from Tobacco – Day 1

My head sunk deep into warm caress of the the pillow; I wake pleasantly this morning feeling fantastic! I open my eyes and think, “I sure hope it’s a sunny day so I can go out and play in the garden this afternoon!” I sit up, and KABOOM. I feel as though a grenade has … Continue reading