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New Routes

I’ve been dragging out the work of cleaning and bolting my own route. A small crag opposite the main car park has four routes. Two of which are rarely climbed, and then there’s Flacon Steep – A classic long sustained route, graded 22. 530 more words


Question of the Week: Lambsquarters

Last week, the question was:  What is this weed?

This is common lambsquarters.  This is a weed that can be very common in disturbed areas.  Lambsquarters is not an overly aggressive weed like pigweed, but can produce stands thick enough to smother crops if left unchecked.   27 more words

Question Of The Week

This HEAT!!

Record heat waves are causing some havoc! My finger is pointing to a head of lettuce that is “bolting” or going to seed. Once that happens, the lettuce become bitter and unusable. 24 more words

The Crazy Garden Lady

You know those old ladies who will adopt any and every stray cat or dog that comes across her path?  Well, I think I’m starting to earn a reputation as The Crazy Garden Lady. 325 more words


Wait! Don't let that bolting spinach go to waste!

ALL of the spinach and garlic (which covers most of this bed, actually) are volunteers.  How nice of them!  And by letting them flower and go to seed now, I’ll have yet another crop of spinach this fall, with no extra work needed by me to make it happen.  957 more words



I’m making some life changes. Here is the quick and dirty followed by a more nuanced story.

Blog Post

How a Runaway Happens.

You know that feeling when a wreck is going to happen but you just can’t look away? It’s a magnetic, anxious feeling, followed by half-hearted guilt; time slows and it would feel better if you could laugh. 964 more words

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