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November 2015

Stocking stuffer ideas for gardeners

Gardening, Holidays By November 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments
Boy uses refractometer

Elijah uses a refractometer to evaluate the nutritional content of a strawberry! A super fun gift for the veggie gardener!

Have a gardener on your shopping list? Or are you a gardener and want to drop hints as to what you want for holiday gifts? Here’s a handy list full of ideas for small gifts and stocking stuffers for green thumbs!


Hosting a Rocking Thanksgiving – Part Two

Family Life, Holidays, Home cooking, Music, Recipes By November 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

It’s Wednesday, and I feel like I’ve wasted all of my break.  I know I still have several days in which to accomplish more of my non food related goals, but it doesn’t seem like enough time.  Maybe once the semester is over …

In any case, I’m at least being productive about getting our Thanksgiving meal in order before the big day.  Here’s what I accomplished today.


Hosting a Rocking Thanksgiving – Part One

DIY, Holidays, Home cooking, Recipes, Social Justice By November 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

It’s fall break!  Which means the kids and I (Jessica) am home all week.  Usually, I spend this week dicking around, avoiding homework, and then rushing around last minute getting ready for Thanksgiving almost entirely on the big day it’s self (to include cleaning), but that sucks so this year I vowed it would be different.  I’m going to be productive (which means there will be more on my plate than just Thanksgiving dinner) and I’m not going to spend the whole day on Thursday cooking my ass off so that my back is killing me and I just want to go to bed by the time everything is ready.


Get used to it: Terrorism and conflict in the age of climate change

Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Current Events, Social Justice By November 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments


While I wrote this post the day after it happened, I decided to wait a while before publishing it, because I believe strongly that everyone, no matter what their privilege, deserves to have some time to just mourn a horrific event like this without it being picked apart to figure out the political implications, or used to make a point. It’s important to evaluate this stuff, but not more important than compassion in the face of the tragic loss of human life.


Plant Profile – Boulder Raspberry

Gardening, Plant Profiles By November 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments
Boulder Raspberry bush. Image obtained at

Boulder Raspberry bush. Image obtained at

I’m learning so much in my horticulture program, more than I could ever share on this blog, but I can share a bit. One thing I can share is info on cool plants I’m learning about! With that in mind, I’d like to start a regular series of plant profiles on this blog. Today we’ll be learning about the Boulder Raspberry.