Making Stuff: Kombucha

Every man and his orange fish has a post on the wonderful probiotic kombucha. I get asked fairly regularly for a Scobie for others to start their own, or instructions on how to do it. So I decided it was time to create my own post as a quick and easy reference place to send … Continue reading Making Stuff: Kombucha

Early Summer

  The early morning is when the garden is at it's most alive. Bullfrog is calling of course. Especially if there is a light rain shower in theĀ  hours before sunrise. There are golden bees, floured with bright golden pollen, crawling through the brilliant yellow pumpkin flowers. The chilacayote vine is rambling all over the … Continue reading Early Summer

November Observations – Petit Paradis

2018 Frogs callingĀ  throughout the night again after a few weeks break. Most of them are concentrated in and around the greywater filter pond. First Citrus Swallowtail sighted for the year in the garden. Tomato bush rampant with growth and flowers and fruit nearly starting to mature closer to December. Black Ducks were emerging with … Continue reading November Observations – Petit Paradis

The Park Life

I sat in the park today and tried to be a little more 'present' than I have been capable of at home. Though the Little Fellas did not ease up on the distractions, it was pleasant to see the park with 'new eyes', much like being a tourist. I even walked back to the house … Continue reading The Park Life

Bullfrog’s Choral Choir

The big Bullfrog is calling away happily through all of the day and all of the night. He puffs up his throat and croaks and croons. He is happy in the greywater filter pond where he has taken up simply floating around the ponds surface and basking in the sun. At odd times a female … Continue reading Bullfrog’s Choral Choir