Welcome to the Dog Days…or is that Daze?

Time to make-your-own taco!

It’s that time: the dog days of summer. Oh, I am feeling it mightily! We have a backyard project that has essentially eaten up our entire summer. What was supposed to be a month-long project turned into two months…actually more as we are at the two month mark today. It looks as if it will end up being closer to three months all in, but two more weeks for sure. I must say, it has been one of our more challenging endeavors. The twenty-twenty hindsight offers would have us handling things quite a bit differently. However, in the long run these three months will look less ‘long’ and we will [or should] end up with a beautiful finished product. Continue reading

MORE Raspberries from Heaven!!

Raspberry bush sprouting up from discarded berries
Raspberry bush sprouting up from discarded berries

Last week I was moving around the pots of herbs in my backyard, pulling weeds from them and watering them, getting them ready for the heat of another Texas summer. We are having some work done – the main reason I am moving those very pots out of the way – and the man who was prepping my yard came over.

I was contemplating pulling this one particular growth (see photo above)…a plant which had sprouted up out of my basil pot. Continue reading