I was surprised to find so many flying ants outside my back door tonight. Those long whitish-clear wings, just swarmed around the bug light at the back porch. And the front porch. What sucked if every time I had to open the door, more would come in. Well, I got to play "shock tennis" with … Continue reading Chopping my hair off just in time for the flying ants & horseflies to make it hell outside…
I don't really understand the statement, "Covid-19 is a hoax" that people are putting on Facebook, Twitter, protest signs the past few weeks. Um, Covid-19 exists. Over 80,000 people have died from it and hundreds of thousands are carriers of it. It's been around and about all over the world. So, how is Covid-19 a … Continue reading Q #132: What do the protesters saying “Covid-19 is a hoax” mean? (& other q’s about all this…)
My Copy: 9780760361603 (image from bn.com) If you're trying to minimize your garbage impact, running out of compost pile room, big on experimentation (for yourself or the kids), or just wanna grow your own food... then this is a book to try out. No-Waste Kitchen Gardening doesn't require you to have much more than an … Continue reading No-Waste Kitchen Gardening: Regrow your leftover greens, stalks, seeds, & more; by K. Elzer-Peters.
My Copy: 9780761116967 (image from bn.com) Well, that was a surprising read. And for the most part, "weedless gardening" seems to really mean weedless. Weedless Gardening has an interesting premise in its pages about how to start gardening and what you're supposed to do with the soil to get your plants a healthy start, whether … Continue reading Weedless Gardening: the hassle-free all-organic system, by L. Reich.
Well, something was bound to happen, even before I finished building that last bed for my plants to be. I have a bunch of seed starter trays going with several herbs and vegetables, and I made sure to label the sections. I knew there might be some difficulties keeping things together, especially with those trays … Continue reading Adventures in Gardening: Labeling gaffs (oops)…
My Copy: 9780393712322 (image from bn.com) I will say right away: for anybody who is going through or has gone through issues with eating, this is the best book I've ever picked up. 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating is written by a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of emotional eating. There is no … Continue reading 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating, by H.S. Farkas
I am sure some people are trying damned hard to find something positive about this whole quarantine thing, and the restrictions that are easing up. Every day is a source of tension in some form or another. But I had to remember something for our kiddos out there, trying to do schoolwork at home and … Continue reading One Positive Takeaway from the Coronavirus “Disruption”: No more Texas standardized testing bullshit this school year.
My Copy: 9781250139436 (image from bn.com) Most of my thoughts as the book went on were on par with "wow" or "holy shit!" as events unfolded. This book is quite timely considering how Covid-19 has swept the planet. It's startling and sobering in turns... especially with the last three chapters. Pandemic 1918 does a little … Continue reading Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness accounts from the greatest medical holocaust in modern history, by C. Arnold
My Copy: 9781493026579 (image from bn.com) I gotta admit--the photos in this book make me drool over the lovely plant-life. The Backyard Gardener is a great resource for those who need some info before investing a bunch of money in gardening. (I kinda wish I started reading this before I went all-out in my quarantine … Continue reading The Backyard Gardener: Simple, easy, & beautiful gardening with vegetables, herbs & flowers, by K. Orzel.
This popped into my head when a storm rolled in pretty hard and violently around 4:30 this morning. I laid there, thinking it was gonna be bad for a little bit, but got worse and worse. I'd just set out the last of my seeds and trays in the seed greenhouses last night before coming … Continue reading Q#131: How do you protect a food garden from a hurricane?