Robins: Day 2

I won't post updates every day, but I think their birthday is noteworthy. And it astounds me how much they've grown in just a few hours! I can't tell if there are 4 or 5 chicks under that pile of fluff. I'm just hoping there all strong and healthy and able to fly the coop … Continue reading Robins: Day 2

Landscaping 2018

Above is a panoramic shot of my hilly, scrubby pit of a back yard.  It's useless for anything but habitat for critters and a buffer between neighbors.  I'm finally resigned to the the fact that there will be no vegetable gardening (lack of sun) or secluded getaway spot (lack of funds). The plan now is … Continue reading Landscaping 2018

Robins Revisited

They're back!  Same spot as before, in the nook between the column and ceiling of my front porch.  Looks like a great nest, and 5 eggs is a prize (4 is usually the max as I discovered in this lovely Q&A blog).  My only concern is that I don't see the mama around often.  Either … Continue reading Robins Revisited

Basement Renovation: The Floor

I'm taking another week of vacation to do construction.  The kitchen isn't finished but I wrapped up all the major construction and am enjoying a fully-functioning kitchen. This week I'm attempting to knock out the basement project. Just one third of the basement, but all I need is a respectable and lawless studio.   I … Continue reading Basement Renovation: The Floor

My Brave New World

With my daily writing commitment behind me, I now have discretionary time again. I'll use much of it for pottery and, when inspired, for finishing kitchen renovations. But I need something new in my life to help expand my interests, skills, and social circle. Starting today, I'm challenging myself to do something new every week. … Continue reading My Brave New World