Archives for "June, 2010"
Here are a few pictures of our garden as of Friday, June 25. We’ve been harvesting a good bit of lettuce and spinach, along with herbs when we need them. I spent quite a while Friday morning destroying more than a dozen cabbage worms and probably thousands of their larvae. They are what has been [...]
Pesticides are bad. Are we surprised? Carrie posted a link to this article on her blog. The Pediatrics journal has done a study that linked exposure to pesticides to to kids having ADHD. I think people think I’m crazy if I say I suspect plastics and chemicals are what’s causing a lot of our disease [...]
One Sunday after church, we headed up to Chief Mountain. It’s not too far out of town, and it’s not difficult. The hike only took us about an hour, and the views were great for so short a hike.
Lauren’s grandmother might have made a mistake getting me “Colorado Scrambles: Climbs Beyond the Beaten Path” this past Christmas. I’ve been staring at it since then, picking out lots of great climbs for us to do. Pick # 1 – Torreys Peak via Kelso Ridge Lauren and I left Denver Sunday afternoon and made the [...]
I’m getting a little behind here, but what we woke up to at the North Rim was…snow! Surprise! We packed up quickly and headed out of there! The drive between the rims boasts some great sites. The Navajo Bridge has spectacular views over the Colorado River and surrounding cliffs. In the background of the photo [...]
We slept alright considering the outrageous winds, but we wanted to get an early start. We headed out towards the east entrance of the canyon, making a couple of stops along the way. We hit Grandview Point: and Lipan Point, which was the worst wind we encountered. I’d say we were out of the car [...]
First, if you are interested in doing a trip like this, be prepared to drive. A lot. I knew this was the case, so I signed Joel up for it. He’s a champ at distance driving. When we arrived in the park, after 3+ hours of driving from Phoenix, I am proud to announce that [...]
Our schedule finally worked together with warm weather, and all our plants are planted! We worked hard on Saturday (especially on taming that dumb soaker hose), but we got it done. I’m not sure if we’re able to skip of a day of watering here though…when we got back from camping yesterday, everything was horribly [...]