Garden variety

I meant to post these old pics of how the garden in our backyard came to be. When we moved in, there was one raised bed which I divided into two. Then, Tyler dug out two more raised beds and we framed them in with all salvage goods, lined them with burlap coffee bags (thanks kevin!) and pretty much seeded those suckers within two weeks of moving. I was pretty eager to see something coming up. Here is series of photos showing the progression.


First tomato!

I can't believe what green house growin' can do. I've already got ripe toms.
I picked this green zebra with Finn this morning and he instantly tried to bite into it. I thought, I know the feeling! I hope this is one of many to come.

Tyler is awesome!

Tyler Potts and Roger Green cover Wentworth Kersey's "Ears Burn" from Plastic Sound Supply on Vimeo.

Tyler just spent a few days in Denver and environs and he played a show in a church and sang this awesome cover of a Wentworth Kersey song. Roger Greene is accompanying him on guitar. I wish I could have been there! Here is a link to Wentworth Kersey who is also awesome.


um. one more thing.

if i could change the font of just this one post, i wouldn't change it to comic sans even though this made me laugh so hard i think i might have woken up finn.

yes, a mouse.

I had a lot of my fabric in a dresser in the garage. And I can't remember if I thought to myself when we moved in, boy, you should really bring it in, but I might have thought that. I wish I had thought that. Although the pictures reveal that not too much damage was done and that mouse was really cute especially when she made her little squeeeeeky squeek. And, Finn really liked the whole experience, too.

So, here's the story. I noticed little mice poo all around the garage and for weeks thought I should bring my fabric dresser in. Last weekend I finally got the guts (and the time!) to get out there and explore what was up. I opened the top drawer which was relatively inhospitable, fulln drawer 2, the quilting fabrics drawer. And what you see above is what I found. A mouse and a little ball of stuff that was full of babies. I ran into the house because I really don't have what it takes to deal with rodents and Tyler helped move the mouse lair into a box. The worst is that I had totally been opening that drawer to look for things for quite a while and I am SURE those mice have been there all along. And they were soooo cozy in their next.

But, it turns out maybe we should have killed the mice? It's sort of like you are letting the pesting continue if you don't get rid of them. But oh man, I don't have the heart to kill those mice even though I am creaped out by it all. On the other hand, I eat meat and that is a dead animal so what's the difference? It's a silly double standard. I think of myself as someone who would be able to kill a chicken if I want to eat it, but that would actually be REALLY hard for me. The killing part.

what's better? a smoothie or mama's camera?

Well, the evidence is right before you that despite a delicious berry smoothie that i left Finn actually drink himself with his own two hands (and by that I mean, he not only held his own glass but put his hands inside the glass along with a bunch of cheerios), an iPhone is more interesting that food! This slightly cruel series depicts, through Finn's facial gestures, the joy of the smoothie, then the rapid decline in Finn's mood as I took his picture. The more I snapped, the madder he got and wanted my camera!! I guess I'll have to get more sly with my device.

And, by the way, this weekend there will be a flurry of posts. Tyler is out of town (a tear falls) and so I will finally be posting about tons of things I have let go to the wayside. For one, I am getting some serious haul out of the vegetable garden now so I really want to show it off!!

Singin' with Whiting again!

Hi All. I am going to sing back-up with Whiting Tennis tomorrow at the Olympic Sculpture Park from 5:30-7:30. Annie is standing this one out, but she may be back soon. Come and enjoy!!
Here is a link to the event.


Waitin' for the bus.

If he could twiddle his thumbs, I think he would!