Showing posts from January, 2021

Seed Companies for Vegetable Gardening

 We ordered most of the seeds that we need for this growing year. We don't yet know where we will live come summer, so we ordered in faith that we will grow something no matter where we go.  I heard that there were some issues with ordering seeds and that ordering early was especially important this year. Then my preferred seed companies weren't taking orders, so I went to my next favorite just to make sure. We usually order around the first of the year. This year we were behind by 3 weeks. As I thought about seed companies, I thought I'd list and describe our experience with a few. If someone is interested and wondering where to order from. Gurney's --This has been our favorite company to order from. We've ordered from them for years. The seeds are reliable and produce as described. That is what we like so much. We especially like the squash, beans, corn, and cucumbers that we order from them. Most of their seeds seem to be hybrids. That doesn't both me. I like

Creating a Zoom Background that Reflects the Real You: What would be on my shelf?

I did a lot of Zoom calls before 2020, but 2020 increased that for all of us. Most in-person meetings were canceled. I even got some counseling by video several times. My background tended to be in front of a bookshelf in our house or in the studio at my old job. I saw an article that caused me to think of revamping my Zoom background. When we finally land somewhere permanently, I've been thinking of what kind of Zoom background to use rather than just anything I've got available. The author of the article talks about using the background to communicate something about yourself. Here's where I've landed: Three themes: Gardening, Apples, and Coffee. Posters on one side, a display shelf on the other. Vintage Gardening posters. I've had my eye on them for our house decor for a while. A picture of the first apple we ever grew. Something to do with coffee.  I've wanted to do something with Harry Potter for a while, so I may ask the kids to make me the Knight Bus out