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Two pink blooms

by Lesley on August 19, 2013 · 4 comments

in christianity,gardening

TweetThere’s a long patch of ugly overgrown ivy in our backyard that I hate. We have very tentative plans to rip out the eyesore of greenery someday, but until then we basically let it grow wild save for a few trims with a weed wacker each season. The first summer in our house, right about […]



Tweet As much as I’m not a big fan of gardening, there’s a Saturday every spring that I’ve come to LOVE– and oddly enough it centers around yard work. Sacramento is just cold enough during the winter months to prevent our grass from growing, so mowing goes on hiatus from October to April. Everyone in […]



Tweet I have a love/hate affair with backyard gardening. {Clears throat.} To be honest, I only love the idea of gardening but I hate everything else.  I hate the planning, I hate the prep work, and I even hate harvesting. The beautiful vision of strolling out to my yard every time I need a summer […]



A little patch of food

by Lesley on April 25, 2012 · 2 comments

in gardening

Tweet It’s been a few years since our last gardening adventure. After several unsuccessful gardens on 39th Street, and the realization that our backyard sunlight wasn’t conducive to beautiful tomatoes, we opted for a farm box instead. You might remember that after reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle I went on a homegrown/local kick. My parents probably […]



Farm in a box

by Lesley on October 4, 2009 · 4 comments

in food,gardening

Tweet It’s been two years since I read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle. In the last two years, we’ve made some steps to implement Kingsolver’s ideas around eating locally and in-season. For the third season we planted a garden (and, for the second season FAILED on almost all attempts to keep it alive and producing). […]

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