This Southern Faggot's Blog


Not leaving the house today, I bet
September 20, 2010, 5:57 pm
Filed under: Interesting day, New projects, The new hose | Tags: , ,

My roomate got another job, which I am very excited about because that means I can sit around the house and spend all day reading and working on projects, without being bothered.

I have been buying a lot of gardening books recently and most of them are okay, but I just started “The Urban Homestead” and it is really, really well written and laid out. Also, their is a section on dumpster diving, which I think is really good to have in a book like this.

Here are some things going on outside my house.

This is the dwarf banana plant that I got in Memphis. It is doing so much better than I ever expected it to and grows a new leaf once a week! My roomate calls it the cigar plant, because the rolled up leaves look like cigars.

Beets! The beets, kale and arugula have all started to come out of the ground. Cabbage should be here soon and the cauliflower and brussels sprouts are doing great.Yesss

We have this little car shed in the back and I just finished getting gutters installed on it, hopefully my rain barrel will be coming today.

This is the perfect tree to build a little tree fort in. I probably won’t do anything too big, but I certainlywill be building a ladder up to the top soon.

And it would not be a good southern house without a huge fucking magnolia tree out front. That is my huge 2 story house to the left of the tree, for size comparison. Isn’t my front door cute?

This is the view under the magnolia tree. You can’t really tell from this picture, but their is a whole lot of perfectly shaded open space for chairs and benches, I need to work on that. Sitting under this thing is wonderful.

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Wow — gorgeous — the door, the magnolia tree, everything growing, how beautiful…

Love —
mattilda

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