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The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree by way of an Italian driveway.

The sign had been at the end of the country driveway for as long as I could remember.  It was facing the highway, with the message hand written in black paint.  Fig Trees for sale.  Every time I drove past […]

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The Naked Cake

I made a naked cake. A cake that is naked. Naked cakes sprang up at hipster weddings across the land last year.  Since I am neither a hipster nor getting married there was no reason for me to have a […]

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What’s a broody chicken and how to stop it.

So what’s a broody chicken.  I could have told you a few years ago what one was but it would have just been regurgitation of stuff I read on the Internet not anything I’d actually experienced, which is why I […]

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Wish Betty a Happy Birthday!

(This is a quick reminder that today is the last day to get my The Art of Building a Blogging career for the sale price of $50. At midnight E.S.T. it goes back to $199 for the 5 hours of […]

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How blogs make money.

A few weeks ago I promised you I’d give you a bit of a refresher course on how blogs make money. In case you’re wondering how I make money.  Or anyone else who has a blog for that matter. And […]

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The Day I washed my Mongolian Lambskin throw.

    You are looking at a filth monster.       A furry, mass of guck.  There’s fireplace guck, cat guck, and general guck.  And those are just the ones I could identify. I’ve had this Mongolian lamb throw covering […]

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What the huh, what? I don’t think I’m doing this right.

            I got a selfie stick.

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Baguette Crisps.
An easy recipe with pretty pictures.

  I buy hummus.  That’s right.  I said it.  I buy it.  I don’t make it.  I go to the store with a fist full of quarters, throw them at whoever is standing near the hummus, grab it and run away. […]

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Vegetable Garden Tips & Tricks.

  Welcome to my garden.  This post isn’t for you fancy people who buy your broccoli in the store like some sort of aristocrat.  It’s for the rest of us. The common folk who grow our own broccoli, realize it […]

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I’m Old. And I’m crotchety. Back away.
The No Soliciting Sign.

There was a knock at the front door.   The door that welcomes you to my home with a brick path flanked by day lillies, fluttering moths and lazy streams of sunshine streaking across the grass.  It’s the kind of […]

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Tour my community garden with me.

 Welcome to my Community Garden, year 2015.   Also welcome to my picture post.  The garden is so big and there’s so much to show and explain about it that I’m breaking it up into two posts. This first post […]

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A tiny air conditioner for a tiny space.

    If you ask people in the rest of the world to describe the weather in Canada, 90% of them would say it’s cold with a chance of hockey.  Even though I made that percentage up, based on my […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.