Monthly archive June, 2010

Road Trip: 2,500 Miles

We hit the road from the Grand Canyon pretty early in the morning, eager to get further east and closer to family and friends who were waiting in Oklahoma. The original plan was to stop for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The scenery was calm and we were in good spirits. A couple hours...

Road Trip: 1,500 miles

Climbing out of Los Angeles, the road took us east toward the Grand Canyon. We learned early on that food on the road is really challenging. Unless you pack a cooler, which we really didn’t want to do, the options are limited. We ended up stopping at an In n’Out Burger on our way across...

Road Trip: 1,000 miles

The first 1,000 miles of my summer, cross-country road trip took me from Oregon down through California to visit friends. We got an early start from Oregon and the nine hour drive went smoothly, with a few breaks for our dog Howard to stretch his legs. The first stop was in Berkley to see my...

Garden Project Update: Easy Herb Garden

It was about a year and a half ago that I helped my mom with a barren area of her yard by planting an herb garden.  The back flower bed along the fence was full of weeds and she was very reluctant to plant anything. She was nervous about watering and any maintenance. Her soil...
Annual Chicken Coop Cleaning

Annual Chicken Coop Cleaning

The chickens have been patient through a very wet, cold Spring in Oregon. Wet conditions in a chicken coop can often lead to increased chances of disease and bacteria, so a dry coop is important to build. Mine held up pretty well, but things still got soggy. I like to do an annual deep cleaning...