Friday, June 15, 2012


Trash is a funny thing. Its disposal is something I've sorely taken for granted living in my urban world. That has come to an abrupt end.

Rather than recycling trucks and city waste management, we are now the proud owners of one rural incinerator. Nathan built this beauty. Apparently, burning things is a task he did often in the military. That sucker is efficient for sure.

One of the many things I didn't expect living on a vineyard was how this country lifestyle would change the way I shop. Packaging wasn't something I ever noticed--unless it was graphically impressive. But now I not only notice the plastic-to-compostable ratio, it is a significant factor in my purchasing decisions.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kitty training

You wouldn't know it from these pictures, but we're in the midst of training Salty to use the great outdoors as her new litter box. So far I think she's just really confused and bent on holding it.

Nathan is undeterred. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Peanuts 2012

We're growing peanuts again in one of the circles. With the blessed rainfall we've received, Nathan's done a fair amount of pitching out to protect the germinating seeds.

And then all of a sudden the field starts to turn green.