This is what’s wrong with America

“$500 a month, free gas to drive a billboard”. So goes the headline from this recent article on CNN.com. Jobing.com pays its employees to have their cars wrapped with ads for the company. It’s a great idea that’s a win-win for both parties....

The clueless gardener

Just call me the clueless gardener. (Although I hope to change that.) As you can see above, our corn is doing well. It’s been so great to see it progress from tiny sprouts to where it is today. I hope it continues to shoot up. Our tomato plants are doing pretty...

Cluck cluck cluck

That’s the sound of the chickens I wish I had. I don’t know exactly why, but I’d like to get a couple of chickens. I think it would be cool to be able to go out and get my own eggs, but I’m not sure I could handle the rest of what...

Will garden for food

Tread over at the 20 Year Challenge wrote about her garden recently, and about the financial benefits of not eating meat. The price of meat IS going up. I about choked the other day when I saw that the chicken breasts at Costco were up to $3-something a pound....

Those are some expensive vegetables

We’re making our first tentative venture into the world of gardening by setting up a square foot garden. The principles seem easy enough: make a box, fill it with “Mel’s mix”, plant, water, weed, and viola, vegetables will appear. I hope it...