Mason Bee Revolution: How the hardest working bee can save the world one backyard at a time, by Dave Hunter & Jill Lightner

My Copy: 9781594859632 (image from bn.com) I was so glad to find this book while I was starting to work on my pollinator garden and the bee houses. It's got a slew of information about pollination and the bees themselves, but also things to watch out for in your yard or garden if you want … Continue reading Mason Bee Revolution: How the hardest working bee can save the world one backyard at a time, by Dave Hunter & Jill Lightner

After all this time, I hadn’t figured out what I really wanted to do with my planting. Then I saw this…

Maybe the idea was in the back of my mind, but I've wasted a good portion of the day (which I could not afford to do) opening and closing web pages on getting more tree and plant ideas (which I can't afford to buy right now, anyway). I suppose going out and placing landscaping barrier … Continue reading After all this time, I hadn’t figured out what I really wanted to do with my planting. Then I saw this…

Weedless Gardening: the hassle-free all-organic system, by L. Reich.

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.

Have to learn some “little things” that may keep me alive around the house…

It's 4 a.m., and I'm awake writing this now after my umpteenth bad dream in the past four hours. I'm annoyed and have a huge day ahead of me (lots of cleaning and my first guitar lesson for one thing). But until I get this thing out of my head, there's no such thing as … Continue reading Have to learn some “little things” that may keep me alive around the house…

One of my confusions regarding humans as “born with a sinful nature” (or whatever the heck you call it)…

I couldn't figure out what exactly bothered me so much about the notion that according to Christian thought, we're all born as sinners and have to be redeemed (even though the sin we're begging forgiveness for seems to have happened millennia before we were born). I'd been trying to put this confusion into words all … Continue reading One of my confusions regarding humans as “born with a sinful nature” (or whatever the heck you call it)…

My Dog Just Killed a Possum. Scared the Hell Out of Me!

Aww...look at that cutie-patootie. That's my boy, once he stopped scratching his back on the grass just a few days ago. He looked up at me like "what are you doing with that phone?" Then he just started panting and wagging that tail. Well, I got home late and the pups really needed to go … Continue reading My Dog Just Killed a Possum. Scared the Hell Out of Me!

Keeping a Step Ahead of an Escape-Artist Dog in the Sticks

I'm just glad I wasn't yawning so much today (dunno why I can't stop and am so tired) that I couldn't see what was going on. My retriever-mix is an opportunist of epic proportions, especially when it comes to getting outside the door and into the wider world. There's a reason I have to bathe … Continue reading Keeping a Step Ahead of an Escape-Artist Dog in the Sticks

The Peregrine, by J.A. Baker

My Copy: 9781590171332 (image from goodreads.com) Ordinarily, I don't think I'd ever consider a book like this for my shelf. For a non-fiction book, one probably best described as a nature memoir, I am amazed at how it's written. I'd never heard of it until Werner Herzog mentioned it in his Masterclass. Herzog insists that … Continue reading The Peregrine, by J.A. Baker

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

My Copy: 9781593083793 (image from bn.com) My stepdad actually recommended this one to me. Safe to say, he probably last read it long before he married my mother, because of the Hindu and Buddhist elements in the story. Siddhartha is a story that is kind of a re-telling of the story of the Buddha. The … Continue reading Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse