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.


That hits the spot!


Where fore art thou?

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



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


“What are these green things?”

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


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


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!

family handyman

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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