January, 2012

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Spring can’t be far away now

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Maybe 6 weeks? Stay tuned for lots of tomatoes.


Everyone ♥s Bisbee

Friday, January 27th, 2012

So if you’re planning a visit and want to time it around one of the fun annual events in Bisbee, I thought I’d post info and some dates.

credit: Stephen Romero

credit: Stephen Romero

The Bisbee Blues Festival is September 17, 2012.

And the Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb is October 12, 2012. (Let me know if you’re thinking about this one so I can train.)

These both seem a ways out, but summer and then fall (a nicer time to visit, really) will be here before we know it!

Progress report

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

So some of you are probably wondering what’s going on with the new house, and more to the point, when will the guest house be freed up to be a solitary sanctuary for visitors? :)  Well, we have paper and lath done on the exterior now and are just waiting for a warm week to start on stucco. It’s been rather cold. The new scaffolding has been absolutely fantastic.


In the meantime, we are starting on electrical.


Also, gas lines have been in the new house for awhile now. Not sure if I mentioned that before or not.

Still lots, lots, lots to do, but it’s good to see visible progress.

The greenhouse has had four kinds of greens growing all winter, despite very cold temperatures. Amazing. Nice to know that we can grow all year round. I just got my new seeds for spring in and am getting ready to do some planting inside in the next week or so. I’m going to try several new kinds of tomatoes, as well as the lovely ones we grew last year.

Housing and a playground

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The wildlife around here seem to love all the things we are building. It’s housing (temporary, we keep reminding them), as well as a place to play. We have flickers constantly trying to nest in the new house, and a colony of rabbits have taken up quarters under the adobe bricks. Every morning we lie in bed and watch them come out and play on what will someday be the patio.



The other day we were working in the afternoon, and I asked if he thought the bunnies stayed under the adobe during the day. “Probably,” he said, and so I bent down and stuck my face in one of the dark passageways between two skids of bricks. Imagine my surprise to see two big glowing eyes looking back out at me. I backed up quickly.

When I told Brad that I wished he’d seen those eyes, he said, “It was much more fun to see your reaction.”