Our Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
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Fun with concrete in the garden
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013
Authors: ChrisAbout four years ago, my daughter made a couple stepping tiles for the garden. One was a father-daughter project that we did one summer afternoon. The other was a project she did while at pre-K.
Last year I bought the supplies to make a few more but never got around to it. Yesterday we did another batch of stepping tiles...
Tending the Garden
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013
As is typical for this time of year, I've spent a lot of time in the yard tending the garden. We haven't gotten much rain so I've watered quite a bit. There are also some new additions to the garden that I am nursing along to make sure they make it through the season. Everything looks very lush and it was a great year for the...
Raised Beds: After the First Year
- Published on Sunday, 28 April 2013
Authors: ChrisThis is what the planting beds look after the winter. Everything fared well. I have a minor repair to make to one of them and most of the herbs died this year but otherwise, I am happy with things. I started clean up in this area of the yard yesterday - it seems like it is the first really nice day we've had on a weekend this entire...
A Change of Seasons
- Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Authors: ChrisI figured I would create a new post so, at the very least, folks don't stumble onto the site and are greeted by Christmas decorations. Spring has hit the Tiny Bungalow but it sure doesn't look a springy as it did last year at this time. The daffodils are in full bloom and stuff is peaking up out of the ground but otherwise,...
Christmas Decorations 2012
- Published on Friday, 14 December 2012
Authors: ChrisI finished putting up the lights out front this year. We have an addition to our yard. I am sure many folks will think it is tasteless but I think our plastic light-up nativity is fun. The dog, snowman and moose don't like that they aren't front and center anymore but there isn't much I can do about it. Next year I need to come up...
- Published on Thursday, 13 December 2012
Authors: ChrisI tried my hand at something new this year: limoncello. There are countless recipes online and they all seemed somewhat simple: take lemon zest and put it in alcohol and let it steep. Add simple syrup and then put in the freezer. The not so simple part is that there are nuances to the recipes that I think will take a couple of tries...
Blog Action Day - The Power of We
- Published on Monday, 15 October 2012
As part of this year's Blog Action Day, my entry is about a project that has consumed much of my personal and work life for the past year and a half. On October first, this year, the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was opened once more to the public. After being closed for almost ten years, it...
A good year for gardening
- Published on Friday, 07 September 2012
Authors: ChrisThis has been a remarkable year in the garden. I believe that the draught and warm weather has actually helped us out. Typically, at this point in time, I am throwing away tomatoes that have developed black spots and mold and others would be sitting green on the vine. This year, we've been harvesting ripe tomatoes...
The state of the garden
- Published on Sunday, 22 July 2012
Authors: ChrisThe gardens are looking very good this year but something tells me that they are right at the point before the get beyond my control. The sunflower at the back of the garden was brought home by my daughter at the end of the school year. The leaves had barely broken out of the cotyledon at the end of...
In the gutter
- Published on Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Authors: ChrisWe are coming up on the anniversary of the record storms we have had the past two years. Even though we are having a drought, I figured it would be a good time to finish the gutter project. The intent is to divert as much water out of the yard and to capture some of it in the new rain barrel I installed in the...