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I know it’s the second day of summer, and I’m not here to complain. Well, sort of. The heat, fine. The humidity, OK. But the lack of rain, not cool. In addition to making everybody’s lawn look brown and crunchy, it’s giving way to wildfires throughout Florida.

Some of the reported 300+ (I don’t know what the actual number is, as it seems to be increasing everday) fires have started as a result of lightning striking. Others because of human stupidity, I’m sure.

Check out this pic I took last week — while J and I were up in Martin County we noticed part of Hobe Sound was on fire:

Garden 2010 update: Well, I haven’t completely failed. My beans are doing well; the lettuce is growing; one of my tomato plants is thriving, though not really producing anything more than green leaves.

I’m sure I have two thumbs.  But I’m not sure they’re green.  But I’m going to find out.  I’m not particularly handy or nurturing by nature, but I’ve always wanted to give a garden a go.  I want to watch my food grow!  So, with house in hand and idea in mind, I stumbled across a few blogs and websites, including the local Watch My Food Grow, and I got enough inspiration to make my own garden!

With some recycled materials (read: crap laying around the shed/yard), a lot of dirt, 3 seedling plants (2 tomato and 1 basil) and a handful of seed packets, this is what we made:


garden: 3 days



garden: 8 days


We even got our green on this weekend at Lake Worth’s First Annual Conservation Expo.  It was great to see this effort from the city, and I imagine it won’t be the last 🙂 While we were there, we even picked up a rain barrel from RainLife Rain Barrels, and the city is offering us a $30 credit!


Oh the dog days of summer.  (I actually don’t know the meaning of that phrase, but I’ve heard it at least three or four times in the last three days.)  I’ve been here … sweating and sticking in the humidity, stocking up on Vitamin D, carbo-loading, working on shaking that Pace-family fishing curse, dreaming up our next adventure.  The summer usual, I guess.

Check out some pics of the summer so far:

can't get enough sunsets

our favorite mode of transportation

napping the summer away!

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