Wednesday, November 28, 2012

San Antonio Vegetable Gardening Guide and Resources

I want to grow a vegetable garden, but we have caliche which is basically rock. So, I'll need to create raised beds.  Given the state of my neck, I will probably get my husband and/or the lawn guy to build them for me.  Then I'll just kneel down to work in them.

Living in Louisiana, it is harder to kill plants than to grow them.  Living in San Antonio now I have the opposite problem.  While I'm new to San Antonio gardening, I will share with you what I learn.

Monday, November 12, 2012

How to Make Homemade Pill Pockets for Pets

I found out today that Fuji has Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) which is very sad.  It is in super basic terms, bulging discs that are causing loss of function in his hind limbs.  It's the kind in older dogs, so it is slow and didn't happen all of a sudden.  It can lead to paralysis.  It is, sort of, like what I have in my neck.  Unfortunately, there's no physical therapy for dogs like what Dr. Turner does with my neck, since dogs can't locate where the pain is and let you know.  However, we're hopeful that some medication will help him get back to somewhat normal.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What to Do with Raw Alpaca Fleece

Raw Alpaca Fiber
Raw Alpaca Fiber
I went to the Kid 'N Ewe fiber festival this weekend in Boerne, TX just north of San Antonio.  I had so much fun!  Being new to the whole spinning thing, it was amazing to see so many people spinning and the variety of wheels out there.  There were almost no two alike.  There was also roving and more roving.  Lots of yarn, which now is boring.  And there was raw fiber.  What I've been waiting for!
 
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