A Saturday at the Columbia Farmer’s Market

This past weekend was the second Saturday of the Columbia Farmer’s Market season.  Even though a lot of the time it was either raining or threatening to rain, there were still a lot of people who braved the elements to get their local produce.  Walking down the lane there was a large variety of produce…

Spring Flowers: Falling by the Minute

During my spring break my family and I went to Dallas Blooms. It was this fantastic display of all different kinds of spring flowers at the Dallas Arboretum. While we were there we got to see all different kinds of tulips, azaleas, daffodils, snapdragons, with other flowers, but it was mostly tulips. Getting to see…

One Week of Trash in Pictures

While people are told not to litter, a lot of people still end up doing it.  Still, there are people who are good Samaritans who pick up trash and put it in a trashcan. But how much trash would add up if it were collected over the course of a week? While the end product…

Briney’s English Nature Excursions

These are just a few of the pictures that I took while on my trip in England, with a few from Germany. The first pictures are the ones from my time in Germany. We went to Munich and Frankfurt a Main. When we were in Munich we went to the Dachau Concentration Camp. After we…

Making Planters

Remember to water on a consistent basis and enjoy the wonderful plants that will grow. Helpful Websites LaLiberte, Kathy. Growing Vegetables in Pots and Planters  http://www.gardeners.com/Growing-Vegetables-Pots-Planters/5491,default,pg.html  Arizona Cooperative Extension. Vegetable Garden: Container Garden in the Arizona Master Gardener Manual.  http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/vegetable/container.html  Apartment Therapy. How To: Make Can Planters.  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-can-planters-75636 

Living the Old Life

By Briney Bischof Martin Bellmann has a self-sufficient lifestyle. When Bellmann talks about the inspiration behind his log cabin he says, “I’ve always had a strong interest in the old ways of doing things, in a way of living that was slower, gentler, self-sustaining, and more in balance with the rhythms of nature.” Bellmann lives…