June Food Stamp Challenge: Pommes De Terre-ibles

June 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Noted, The Niceness Project

Amazing. We are actually out of bread. Typically, this situation wouldn’t warrant a second thought, but according to my boyfriend, not buying bread for another 48 hours because we are over-budget on our $202 June food budget is a serious, serious problem. At least that’s how he made it sound tonight in the car when […]

June Food Stamp Challenge: Mini Farms Are The Future

June 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Bees, Noted, Sticky Acres

This morning I attended the monthly Backwards Beekeeping club meeting at Farmlab in downtown Los Angeles. On the way out, one of the farmlab-ers offered me a free varigated flax plant, that’s going right into my front yard (YAY!) and a mulberry start. I have no idea where I’m going to plant the mulberry tree…yet, […]

Swarm Stopper! (I Hope).

June 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Bees, Noted, Sticky Acres

Look at the gorgeous natural comb that the Lincoln Log Bees created. It’s so pretty. And such a pain in the ass to inspect. Mr. Homegrown Evolution came over on saturday to get some open brood from me for his Hollywood Hills trap out. Since he was already in his bee gear, he was nice […]

June Food Stamp Challenge: The Hair Of The Dog That Bit Me

June 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Miss Moneybags, Noted

For the second day straight I woke up with a hangover. A junk food hangover. I’ve been eating crap for the last three days. The crap-fest began on Wednesday when I was stupid and didn’t schedule my day at all. I hadn’t eaten anything all morning because of back-to-back work calls, so when I met […]

Honey Harvest! The Speaker Bees Give Us 40 Pounds Of Honey!

June 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Bees, Noted, Sticky Acres

My friend Laura came over last friday to help me harvest the honey out of the Speaker Bee Hive. In preparation for this event, last week I’d separated the fourteen frames of capped honeycomb from the brood comb by putting the honeycomb into the top two boxes on the hive, and adding an escape board, […]

DONE!: #96 & #127

June 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Miss Moneybags, Noted, Tweaker

We had our third garage sale of the year with netted us a cool $113 which put me that much closer to my goal of earning $1000 (#77 on the Master List) from garage sales. Only $602 more to go…I can also scratch two more items off the my master To Do list as I […]

June Food Stamp Challenge: How To Get Free Booze

June 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Noted

My friend Sarah invited me to a dinner party at her house tonight. Since I know Sarah is a hardcore tea drinker like myself, I brought her a four ounce jar of the honey we harvested yesterday as a host gift. Initially, I was a little bit stressed that I might have to bow out […]