I have 3 main crochet projects going on this summer. They are really for cooler weather, as explained below, but one is finished, one in process, and one with yarn ordered. I had previously thought of crocheting as a winter activity, partly because it involves sitting and partly because it sounded hot with all that […]
What we do at home.
It helps to know your options. But it also helps to know how to implement them. Sometimes that means being aware of your limits and having help available. I began this project full of hope and high expectations of doing it myself. I had completed another Netafim project by myself last year. However, there were non-obvious […]
Late June is a pivotal point in the garden in southwest Idaho. Most of the planting has been done, and the weather usually changes from cool with some rain to baking dry like someone has flipped a light switch. It is a time when the gardener can relax about some things, but it is time […]
怎麼溜你的狗 (怎麼)(溜)❶(你的)(狗) (zen3 me.) (liu4) (ni3 de.) (gou3) (how) ) (to stroll, to walk slowly) (your) (dog) How to walk your dog. Having dogs as pets is a fairly recent phenomena in Taiwan. 五十年以前台灣的人比較貧窮。 (五十)(年)(以前)(台灣的)(人)(比較)(貧窮)。 (wu3 shi2) (nian2) (yi3 qian2) (tai2 wan1 de.) (ren2) (bi3 jiao4) (pin2 qiong2) (fifty) (year) (before, […]
Like any good engineering, improving my bucket mousetrap was not complicated or expensive. The most important thing was to be creative. I love being married to an engineer who enjoys problem solving and inventing. I like to think a tiny bit has rubbed off on me and helped me think outside the box more. […]