Visiting Oahu, Hawaii

Our first time in Hawaii – Story and Itinerary I had been looking at plane tickets for Lena and me to visit Hawaii for seven years, but tickets were always too expensive. This was the year, though! As I did every so often, I looked at tickets on OneTravel.com, round-trip, and a hotel room for me,…

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms!!

Last week, I started a mushroom bed to grow wine cap mushrooms! The bed is made of cedar dust, wood chips, and straw. Today, I continued the maitake mushroom project. Maitake mushrooms I am going to attempt growing maitake mushrooms on oak tree logs. A couple of months ago, I went to a lumber yard…

I Made an Asparagus Planting Oopsie

My friend gave me some asparagus roots to plant. Asparagus are perennials, so I was extra excited – just needed to get them in the ground. So, over the weekend, I planted the asparagus, but about an hour after finishing up, I realized I planted the roots upside down!!! Whoops!! I went back out and…

Quarantine Garden Update

I’ve been letting things take their growing course while I water and wait. Today though, I made a manure tea for the vegetable garden, herbs, and trees…and created, and inoculated, a bed for Wine Cap Mushrooms! Wine Cap Mushrooms Bed Sectioned off a shaded/partial sun area in the corner of my backyard. Poured cedar sawdust…

Injustice

I would like to offer a perspective that may seem controversial to some; this is a time to keep context. Please read through to the end. Systemic racism Police brutality Racial disparities, drug policy, and policing Harsh criminal sentences Mass shootings Hate crimes Access to healthcare The rights of older people in “care” facilities Surveillance and data protection Nation-to-nation foreign policy…

May 31, 2020 OKC George Floyd/BLM Protests

It was not proactive “Stop the Spread,” but it was pro Human Rights. Choosing what battles to fight, deciding what to stand up for can vary and cause conflicts. However, I felt it was important to participate and document the marches for George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter movement in Oklahoma City on Sunday,…

Movie Night + Landscaping/Gardening Update

It is not traveling around the world, but it has been a journey! I bought my house 10 years ago and never really did as much to the inside or outside as I would have liked — you know, adding particular areas and designs that make it “ours.” Quarantine has really given me the bug…

Garden Update (Video)🌿

To see what I have done so far, visit my original progressive post of updates: Adventures of Quarantine Gardening and Quarantine Gardening Adventures Continue.

Quarantine Gardening Adventures Continue

So, just to get you caught up — I have never gardened successfully or even kept a plant alive longer than a couple of months. I am putting in the effort, talking to experts, and getting my butt in the yard to get dirty and grow things!