Monday, February 17, 2014

a successful end

the rest of the holiday weekend was a huge improvement over saturday - tocco redid the stairs, i started a couple container gardens (with tomatoes, arugula, mint, cilantro, rosemary, and sage), we went to half moon bay, saw our first kitesurfers for the season (!), had a nice lunch out, checked out some greenhouses, found temporary outdoor seating in our crawl space (yes!) and made a homemade berry tart, curried carrot soup, and banana bread... 


  1. I L-O-V-E the stairs! Keep hanging in there. It's a great job you TWO are doing!


    (who is sneaking frequently in your blog and whishes she had a life in such a wonderful place, too)

  2. I'm glad you like the stairs. Thanks for reading, Nicola! You'll have to visit us sometime... :)

  3. Ha! Frau Eisenbarth, glad you like em. It was a pain in the ass though, I tell you that, just 5 tiny steps, but the hardest 5 steps I got to know in my life so far ... ;-)

  4. By the way, even though it's the backyard of our house, I had to look twice, it looks real pretty in the images above, but obviously my perspective is different, when I see it in real life, all I'm thinking is how much work there is to do, far away from thinking how pretty it looks ...

  5. Check out this page:
    It'll make the gardening thing a whole lot easier on the first-time-urban-gardeners ...

    A little gardening secret of mine: throw some corn, runner beans and squash seeds into the bad-bad-bad corners of your plot and your home will be jungle pretty soon!

  6. PS. Can we get a better tutorial on 1) the steps and 2) the garden? Thanks! :)

    1. I made a garden post for you. T was the stair maestro. I'll let him describe those :)