Spring is Springing!

Daffydills

It hasn’t quite sprung yet. It was 80 degrees for 3 days in a row, and I got cocky and planted stuff. Then this past weekend I had to scramble to build a cold frame to put over the raspberry bushes because it got down into the low 30’s at night for a few nights…

Organizing Insanity

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Every year, I host one holiday party: The Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition that we celebrate on Christmas eve. We invite friends and family, and I’ve always considered it a come-all sort of thing. The more the merrier. I think this year’s count is 10 people, it fluctuates. I don’t remember exactly…

The Armorymoire

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Old houses have storage problems. This is a given. Nobody 100 years ago had a ton of crap they needed to stash, unless it was out back by the barn.

When you’re involved in historical re-enactment AND stage combat, there’s a lot of gear that goes with that…

Getting Back Into the Groove

I’ve been away from the blog for a while. I could make all sorts of excuses why, but basically other things became more important to me. While I often compose blog posts in my head while going about my day, I haven’t sat down and actually written them, and generally they’re forgotten before I ever…