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Summertime Stocking Up #SOL22

Today, we were supposed to go work in school (by the way, an average teacher donates $7,500 worth of hours to their profession), getting our rooms put together a bit because this weekend is Iowa Irish Fest and next week... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Happy Food

Just a few veggies Yesterday, I was pushed out of my comfort zone by my wife. Again. #gofigure We went to a farmer's market. To sell things. To real people. Our garden has always been huge and when there were... Continue Reading →

The Art of Pulling Weeds #SOL21

We have two veggies gardens on our little piece of heaven. We typically have herbs (basil, oregano, cilantro, thyme, mint), beans (black and green), tomatoes (any number of varieties), peppers (same thing as tomatoes), squash (pumpkins, butternut, and acorn), watermelon,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 28 – It’s Time to Start the Garden, Again!

Today was another dreary day, but things are looking up. The weather forecast was for 55 degrees today, but it was changed to windy and 40. #BRRRRR My arm hurt a bit, but for the most part, very few reactions,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 7 – Are You Amish?

First, Susan, I made waffles this morning and they were heavenly. I did notice that the last time I made them, they were from scratch. This time, I used a mix, and while they were delicious, they weren't quite as... Continue Reading →

A Thank you, 700, and Frost #SOL20

First, I need to right a wrong. Last week, I got a bunch of writing books in the mail and I tweeted out: https://twitter.com/AnIowaTeacher/status/1313100577421897728 I had no idea where this group of quality books came from, though I had my... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 28 – Seeds Are Here!

My seed are here! That's was my YouTube video for today, talking about seeds. I purchase my seeds (probably wrote about this before, but oh well) from two companies: Baker Seed (www.rareseeds.com) Seed Savers (www.seedsavers.com) There's a place in California... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 24 – 10 Facts About Me

I saw this posted yesterday as the thing to do, so while I'm a day late (pretty typical for me) it looked like a fun way to get myself thinking! So without further ado: I'm a basketball junkie. No mystery... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Thistles in my Garden

It's Friday, my foot hurts, there's dirt under my fingernails. I've been in the garden! 🙂 Actually, I got out into the garden yesterday. Rain was in the forecast today and tomorrow, so left school, came home, got the tiller... Continue Reading →

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