Fixing the Potty

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A week or so ago Mr. M discovered that the toilet in our guest bathroom seemed to have a leak. An investigation confirmed that, yes indeed, there was a leak from the bolts that hold the tank to the base. Since we are pretty much frugal do-it-ourselfers, we are sure that we can fix the simple problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Surprise Visitors

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Today we had some surprise visitors, a pair of hooded orioles. They spent some time cleaning insects off of a guava tree in my garden. I tried to get a photo of them but they were far too busy to pose for me! Although I enjoyed watching their antics, one of our resident hummingbirds did not. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Bananas

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Here in Baja the climate is great for growing many types of subtropical plants, including bananas. I have a small collection of banana cultivars, some of which do very well and others are marginal at best. One of my favorites is the Blue Java, or Ice Cream banana. Read the rest of this entry »

The Beet Of My Garden

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I haven’t written for several weeks because we have been traveling. Before we left on our trip we made what was a fairly large investment for us: hose end water timers. I shopped for them at some of the discount retailers in San Diego Read the rest of this entry »