Yearly Archives: 2016


I am convinced that if we as a society would recycle and compost the items we throw away like our kitchen scraps, yard clippings, leaves etc. we would reduce our need for landfills in half.  We try to recycle everything possible, we don’t do composting that much, I send my grass and leaves […]

Composting Revisted




I was in the middle of setting up my developers blog again, and getting everything configured when I lost all connection to it.  I contacted my hosting provider and they came back and said: “It looks like you managed to trigger a mod_security rule and get yourself blocked from the server. […]

Mod Security and WordPress


Over the weekend we’ve completed our planting and set out our irrigation plans. In the previous years I watered our containers and beds the old fashioned way, standing over the garden with hose in hand fending off mosquitos and other biting pests. With the expansion of our plots we decided […]

Our Irrigation Plans



I’m sorry that this post reads like an ad for Burpee.com, I just wanted to jot down the plants we decided to try this year for easier retrieval. All the descriptions and pictures are pulled from their website.  Click on the title to see the full details on Burpee’s website. […]

What’s Growing


As my wife and I were planning out our garden for this spring and tried to differentiate between our new plotting areas.  I started referring to our original plot as the square; due to its obvious shape 13’ x 13’.  When it came time to figure out what went into the […]

The Longhouse



So…..there is a void in my photos and blog posts for the last year.  We didn’t expand or do anything cosmic with our garden, and it was planted really late.  Normally we like to get everything in the ground by March during our spring break.  Allowing us to avoid the last […]

Big Plans


Huntsville State Park is a 2,000+ acre wooded recreational area, six miles southwest of Huntsville, Texas, and the Sam Houston National Forest.  From 1937 to 1942, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1823(CV), made improvements to the site, including construction of a combination of buildings.  Huntsville State Park offers a great deal of activities: […]

Hiking Huntsville State Park