Questions, questions… and a few suggestions

One of the things I enjoy the most about working in my business, is the variety of folks that I get to meet. Unlike my previous career, people come to my place of business or contact me for services because they want assistance or need guidance. They actually WANT to be there. Just as you…

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Tomato, tomaaahhhto…. Why does it rot(o)?

Thanks Doug for getting the question ball rolling… Do you have any idea what I’m doing wrong with my tomatoes? They look like they are rotting from the inside out. They are heirloom San Marino variety. I am growing them in full sun on the south side of the house, in Edmonds, WA. This year,…

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Helping People Learn

I am a teacher at heart… I really enjoy helping people learn new things. Actually, I enjoy helping people learn how to DO things. For themselves. I believe this approach was something I learned from my dad. He never told us what to do. He always asked us “what do you think you should do?”…

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The making of a scoby

We moved into our apartment mid-February. I’ve been telling myself that “when we get settled I’ll…” do whatever… Four (4) months later and I still haven’t done what I have set out to do. So many plans. So little time.  Fred and I have been working a steady seven (yes 7) days per week. Trying…

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Change of plans… Again!

While we don’t change our plans as often as we change our underwear, it sure feels like it!!! It is a good thing we are resilient and flexible! Seriously!  Our ultimate goals are the same, our location is needing a bit of adjustment. Disappointing? YOU BET! I can’t tell you how homesick I am for…

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It’s no secret…

We are very open about the fact that we are moving back to Alaska. The original plan was to leave by May of 2016. Not gonna happen. 😕 Things happen. Sometimes they happen and aren’t what you were planning. In my case, I lost my high paying job (which was a blessing) and took a…

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Graduation! 🎓

Yesterday was a BIG day! Along with six of my classmates, I have completed the Environmental Horticulture Program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Woot! Woot! This is an intensive HANDS ON program that covers a multitude of important topics, so many that it is difficult to cover them here. So I won’t. Put it this…

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Creativity boost…

I love the Fall and Winter seasons. The cool moist air with torrential downpours in contrast with the crisp blue skies and frosty temperatures on any given day here in the Seattle area. Work (both at the nursery and with my business) has been keeping us very busy. Seems like a never ending opportunity to…

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Thankful …

I am thankful. Very thankful. So very thankful that I am a capable and motivated human being. Fred and I worked our “other” job today. A long 10 hours of installation of bamboo hardwood floors (Fred) and cleaning, painting, and touching up spots around the house we are working on.           I am thankful…

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