fall planting

I planted my fall garden in one of the raised beds Jake made for me in the spring. I bought hoops for it for when the weather turns cooler. I installed them and put summer-weight fabric on it. I figure it’ll keep the birds and chipmunks from stealing the seeds. …

getting darker

This time of the year is always bittersweet. While there’s still plenty of time to garden (especially since I’m planting a fall garden this year), as it gets darker earlier, there’s less and less time each day that I can enjoy the outside. The good news is that I can …

red dawn

Brian thought Jake might like this movie (you know, because it had a lot of guns and stuff), so we gave it a watch last weekend. Despite the movie being popular when I was a teenager, I’d never seen it before (mostly because I wasn’t a teenage boy). It was …

sail

This wasn’t bad for one of those co-authored James Patterson novels. It was a quick read (as are most Patterson novels) and sure, it had some ridiculous things going on in the plot, but I guess everything can’t be a literary masterpiece.

the end

I started removing stuff from the garden today, so this officially marks the beginning of the end of summer. And, quite a bit earlier than usual, at that. This was a weird gardening season–the spring was so warm and the summer started off so hot, but now the weather is …