Category Archives: yard

Snap peas

All three picking sugar snap peas.  Also a great shot of Gabey in his blueberry pj pants.  I made those nearly three years ago – he still loves wearing them even though they’re way too short.


Street food

Does the berry season begin with wild strawberries or mulberries or service berries?  The boys have been hunting for ripe berries along boulevards and parking lots.  The older two know what to look for.  They’ll pick what they can reach and then climb for the higher ones.  Or, like they did on our street, use the plastic slide from our backyard to climb higher and move from tree to tree.


What’s more, the patches of wild strawberries in the yard are widening and there’s more to find.


I’m reminded of another boy hunched down in a berry patch five years ago.



I’ve finally replaced the tattered clothespin holder. Easiest project ever: just shrink a sweater, sew the bottom closed and cut a slit across the middle.

And here’s a replacement for the past chair cover, which was not made of weather-resistant fabric and after five years, was starting to show some wear.