Uncle Bliss’ Funeral 1

Uncle Bliss' Funeral
A couple of weeks ago I went to Coeur D’Alene to Uncle Bliss’ Funeral.  I haven’t been there in 20 years or so, but I used to go visit Bliss and Annette for Thanksgiving while I was attending college in Idaho.  It is so beautiful up there.  Annette and I used to go riding whenever ...

Why you shouldn’t do dishes when you are sick…

Why you shouldn't do dishes when you are sick...
Last Tuesday was a bad day.  I had a cold.  Usually for me, this means a couple of days of a runny nose and sore throat – I don’t get sick very often and when I do it’s usually pretty minor.  Not this cold, it was WAY worse.  I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t think.  I even ...

Saturday Project – Movable Chicken Coop

Saturday Project - Movable Chicken Coop
The chickens are having a great time outside now. [pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-__t_nTP83CQ/Umb6QpFE-pI/AAAAAAAABy8/W12OWVUkuns/s144-c-o/IMG_20131022_152027_553.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/20131026SaturdayProjectMobileChickenCoop#5937708322546580114″ caption=”The chickens are finding that they indeed like the outdoors now.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_20131022_152027_553.jpg” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-8rQ0nnkGeHg/Umb5vLgBoeI/AAAAAAAAByY/XseFV9zZjyE/s144-c-o/IMG_20131022_151818_433.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/20131026SaturdayProjectMobileChickenCoop#5937707747670860258″ caption=”Feed and water is only outside now.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_20131022_151818_433.jpg” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Yiq_qpCwA4w/Umb62Gfi4_I/AAAAAAAABzI/Fu9AnPu9WRA/s144-c-o/IMG_20131022_152302_106.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/20131026SaturdayProjectMobileChickenCoop#5937708966097380338″ caption=”They aren’t so sure about the chicken coop.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_20131022_152302_106.jpg” ] One of ...

First Experiences Outdoors

First Experiences Outdoors
The chicks are now almost 5 weeks old and I am so ready for them to be out of the mudroom!  Actually, they aren’t bad, but I’d still like to get them outdoors. 😉 [pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-HgALbIVJZdo/UmF8yX75aUI/AAAAAAAABo8/owVyk0Lgeqk/s144-c-o/IMG_20131018_112409_040.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/20131018FirstBraveSoulsToTryTheOutdoors#5936162988711569730″ caption=”Getting a view of the outdoors” type=”image” alt=”IMG_20131018_112409_040.jpg” ] About two weeks ago, I started leaving the door ...

AngularJS Meetup and San Jose/Mountain View

AngularJS Meetup and San Jose/Mountain View
A few weeks ago, my company sent me to San José to attend a mini conference, actually a Meetup, by the AngularJS Meetup group in Mountain View, hosted by Google.  I went to learn about Restangular primarily, though there was another awesome talk there as well.  It was great! Restangular is awesome and I can’t ...

Chicks – 1 Week Old 1

Chicks - 1 Week Old
The chicks were shipped last Wednesday.  At that point they would have been about 1 day old, so that means they were probably hatched Tuesday or early Wednesday last week.  So now they are 1 week old!  Check out more pics of the chicks. [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-MSXejW-Oh2g/UkOKFjU4h5I/AAAAAAAABiQ/paCZwqyGezw/s144-c-o/IMG_20130923_154215_272.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/Chicks1WeekOld#5927733362536515474″ caption=”The chicks were shipped last Wednesday, that means ...

Foray into Aquaponics

Foray into Aquaponics
I already mentioned growing food.  Well I want my garden to be completely organic.  I started studying permaculture and while doing so I found out about aquaponics.  How awesome!  So, here’s my first foray into aquaponics. I found out about this self-contained starter aquaponics setup called Aquafarm. It’s a five gallon aquarium, with everything you need to get ...

Garden Tower 4

Garden Tower
So one of the things I want to do is grow some food.  The desert isn’t a great place to do it, but it’s still possible!  I decided to start simply and get a Garden Tower. It’s also fall, so not a great time to start, but I started anyway :).[pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-HFqPyQ1bxUo/Uj939QjIDEI/AAAAAAAABYo/onkYcPoozSE/s144-c-o/IMG_20130922_105143_291.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/Projects#5926587528940883010″ caption=”” type=”image” ...

Spice Rack 1

Spice Rack
In my kitchen the cupboards are very high and difficult to get into.  So the first thing I’ve made my own spice rack and put it where they are easy to get to.  And here it is: [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-PxqoC2GQCRg/Uj7xjC5_ZcI/AAAAAAAABVo/kZrNHkymt5Q/s144-c-o/IMG_20130916_072747_336.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/Projects#5926439744043967938″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”IMG_20130916_072747_336.jpg” ]  It was very easy to make.  I found an instructable with the ...

Baby Chicks! 1

Baby Chicks!
[pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-9Wd7rAW2GDo/Uj0cclbXazI/AAAAAAAABbw/Kc_ez_kGFsc/s144-c-o/IMG_20130920_112814_885.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/113749325768518604662/NewChickens#5925923962098248498″ type=”image” alt=”IMG_20130920_112814_885.jpg” pe2_img_align=”left” ] Well the fact that chicks are babies is self-evident.  Yet, the title sounds cool anyway. So here’s the post everyone is waiting for!  The facebook folks are chomping away at it ever since they were mentioned by my family. The chicks arrived Friday.  Boy are they cute!  I’ve never ...