Category Archives: Homestead

Paul’s Halloween

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In between rains

High pressure ridge stuck over the Pacific; five rainy summer days.

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Home-roast coffee with popcorn popper blows my mind

For the past three days I’ve been home-roasting coffee beans from my pal Greg at Equator Coffee in Eugene. Paulie enjoys watching the modified popcorn popper blow chaff all over the deck. I’ve got green coffee from New Guinea, Guatemala … Continue reading

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Harvest time at the Stansberry household

Tomatoes are blowing up. I’m keeping up with them this year — making a sauce and freezing the leftovers every couple days. But what to do with the cherry tomatoes after you’re sick of popping them in your mouth? I … Continue reading

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Neglect of backyard, personal blog — hope to repair both

Following the major paint job on the house and re-staining of the deck, I started to notice the crappy state of the other aspects of my home’s outward appearance. Photos of the backyard landscaping project in-process:

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Backyard exploding with blooms

The backyard is busting out.

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Buster’s return

After six weeks on the lam, Buster decided to turn himself in. For the past two weeks he’d been living under our neighbor’s house, eating sardines. No idea what he’d been doing the previous four. A little skinny, but he … Continue reading

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