Enjoying the Herb Garden

The other week we were enjoying an evening in the back patio.  Harley was enjoying some neck scritches and Bella was enjoying her Juliet moment.

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That hits the spot!

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Where fore art thou?

My herbs had been enjoying the weather and growing like crazy.  They were full, and beautiful, and lush

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I decided to trim some back to use fresh and to dry that way we can enjoy the fruits of my labor!

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“What are these green things?”

As decoration I decided to hang some over my mantle.  I quite like how it looks!

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And I decided to make a green tea with the little bit of borage and lavender I had harvested

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Homemade Column Fire Pit – Test Run

I wanted 2 column gas fire pits for my back patio but who knew that column gas fire pits were so expensive?!  I didn’t know that I would be looking at fire pits in the $300-400 range for the size that I wanted.

My uncle got me a subscription to Family Handyman for Christmas and their May 2019 Magazine had plans for a nice block fire pit that you could make “in 1 day!” This fire pit was more square than I wanted and used a 20# propane tank, which was much bigger than I wanted.  I want a fire pit that is easily moveable since my patio is so small I would like to tuck these fire pits out of the way when I’m not using them.

I thought if Family Handyman can make this fire pit then HOW HARD CAN IT BE?!  I’M GOING TO MAKE MY OWN!

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Thanks for the subscription, Uncle, It’s not like I didn’t have enough projects already!

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Building My Urban Bird Garden

Good Morning!

Every morning while drinking my coffee I like to gaze out into my garden & watch the city birds. I never thought that I would enjoy bird watching but I’ve always liked to listen to their chirps so watching them was a natural progression.

Red Wing Blackbird. First time I ever saw him.

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