Since I decided to stop building in July for my birthday and I am still going and it is NOVEMBER!!!!
I thought it might be nice to share with you what I did with my “summer vacation”:
I worked some more
I grew my astrology practice
I read a few dozen books (as usual)
I learned to make ginger bug (YUMMY!)
I put down a kitchen floor
I finished the shower (almost)
This is the shower door I made out of a glass door I bought at the dump for $2.50. Left over spray paint from
living room chandelier and voila. Don’t ask my how much the plexiglass was. But now the door is lightweight!
I did a billion other little touch up details like the kitchen sink area. And got a new sink fixture since the other one turned out to be absolute crap.
This is the before picture.
Here is what it looks like now after hanging and painting this nice paintable wallpaper.
I planted and tended my garden and ate a few hundred tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis, and Yacon which is now my favorite vegetable and I had never heard of it before.
Thank you RICHARD!
The Yacon above kitty’s head has a delicious, crunchy root, undoubtedly the offspring of a jicama and an asian pear. The leaves are giant, fuzzy, heart shaped, deep green beauties.
The bees aren’t doing so well but they are still alive. Apparently I need to find a class or hire an expert to give me lessons. Who knew bugs would be a high maintenance pet option.
Chickens are easier ironically. But I’m not giving up yet! There will be beeswax and honey in the future at some point. I’m quite sure. Well, somewhat sure. Actually not sure at all and if I just manage to keep them alive and well I will be happy enough. Poor bees work harder than I do. And that is saying something!
I also started to grow shiitaki mushrooms. Ok, technically that was in fall but doesn’t Indian summer count as summer?Hope your summer was as fun as mine. Bought culture from Paul Stammats one of my heroes. I highly recommend a tour of his website Fungi perfecti and a gander at him on any Youtube video if you are even remotely interested in shrooms. Fascinating subject.
I’m taking fall and winter off from building (I hear you shaking your head in disbelief oh ye of little faith! Yes indeed I will temporarily retire my tool belt. Building was fun but oh my god 27 months is enough already!)
I will start posting some tiny homesteading posts: chickens, food, gardening etc just to get back in touch with my girlie self.
See you at the NAPA FILM FESTIVAL Friday Nov 15 at 9:30 pm for the showing of TINY the movie! WHICH I’M IN! Did I mention that yet! (Shameless self promotion!)