I’m so excited to share this interview with y’all! Leigh and I were able to rerecord the podcast we attempted a few weeks ago and I’m so glad we did! Leigh is an Urban Forester by profession but a passionate knitter who works to communicate her love for the natural world through her craft. She creates fabulous knitted installations that she exhibits around her home state of Oklahoma. In this podcast we touch a bit on her job as an Urban Forester, her passion for trees, and dive a little bit into how she works to communicate nature to others via her chosen medium of fiber arts. We also talked a bit about her personal garden, bee keeping, and indoor plants.
So. I had a big fail this week! I sat down and recorded a podcast with my internet friend Leigh. Unfortunately I had issues getting both sides of the conversation to record! I thought about trying to make it work but in the end Leigh and I both decided it would be better to just rerecord at a later date!
Today I’m talking a little bit about adjusting expectations when faced with a life event, whether it’s a new baby, illness, or something such a moving. It’s always a little difficult to not feel as if you can keep up with your old ways when faced with life changes and it can certainly get the best of us. I also talked about what was growing in both the vegetable and flower garden here in mid-January in southeast Texas. We’ve had a very mild winter so far but are keeping a wary eye on February’s usual wrath!
Over the New Year’s weekend I sat down with my brother, Curtis, to talk about his garden for a little while. He gardens in zone 8a/b in the DFW area of Texas near where we grew up. He’s got a typical suburban lot but has done a lot of great things with it! We covered quite a bit in 30 short minutes: chickens, composting, vegetable gardening, growing wheat, flower gardening, and a smattering of other goodies!
The audio quality should be better this go around as I got a new microphone for Christmas. However, you can still hear kiddos in the background at times—that’s the perils of podcasting with little ones, even if the door is shut! Show notes are below!
In today’s episode I sat down with my husband Chris to talk about our garden plans for 2016! We ran through topics such as composting, beekeeping, pruning fruit trees, managing native habitats, the vegetable garden, and being friendly with snakes. Show notes are below with some more detailed information on what we talked about!
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In this podcast I sat down with my mom to talk a little bit about my grandmother and her relationship to gardening. My grandmother passed away in August 2013 and as I recorded this episode I was kicking myself for not doing something similar with my grandmother while she was still alive. Mom and I could have delved further into gardening talk, not only about my grandmother but about other family members that I did and didn’t know. I will probably have my mom back on in the future to talk a little more about those memories because I think they are valuable to discuss and to tell the stories even if they are from a third person narrative.
I found more background information on the Tandy Lake that was mentioned in the podcast. My grandmother wasn’t crazy! It was actually really interesting to go down the rabbit hole of history for that area my parents grew up in. Definitely fascinating to get to know a bit more about Ft. Worth.
+ A very old write-up about the Polytechnic area and the old Poly prairie.Poly alumni page
+ A very interesting website that digs deep into the history of Ft. Worth and a specific page about Tandy Lake and the development of the area.
+Tandy Hills, what’s left of the prairie in Ft. Worth. This is a great park in the midst of suburban Ft. Worth! Very much worth exploring. A few posts I’ve written about Tandy Hills: Fresh Air at Tandy Hills, Nature in the City: Tandy Hills Natural Area, Awaiting Spring at Tandy Hills, Early Spring at Tandy Hills