Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Not So Ordinary Croc-Pot

I decided to start a small blog topic called "TNSOCP". I'm going to post all of the new projects that Melissa (My Awesome Wife) is doing in our new kitchen!

What Mel made tonight was chicken and potatoes in Kinders BBQ sauce with olive oil, and rice! It was amazing! Just the smell when I walked into the house was awesome!

- The Wes

Location:Fairfield,United States

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Backpacking Trip

In September 2012, my brother, his friend Clay, and I went hiking. We had such an amazing time and had a lot of fun hiking in the wilderness. There is something about the wilderness that clears your head.
First we hiked past saddlebag lake into this amazing spot where we camped out. It started raining and then there was lightning everywhere. It opened up and Clay was able to take the picture that you see below.

I love this picture that Clay took because it actually shows you how beautiful that spot was. It shows all of the different colors and different lighting that was there when we were there. It's not something different from what we saw. Clay was so nice that he framed the picture for me and I actually have it up in my office. Every time someone sees it they are astonished; they always think that it's from National Geographic.

We started the trip, I wasn't exactly sure how I would do as far as hiking but it was actually a lot of fun and I think I did pretty good. The picture above is it was pretty cool spot where we were passing by this waterfall. It is a smaller waterfall but it was running pretty fast as you can see and was a lot of fun.

We also went to go see the bristlecone pines the oldest living trees in the world. I believe they have lived for 5000 years. Behind this tree is Clay and I think Albert my brother is actually hiding behind the tree.
If possible I would recommend going out and trying to camp or hike or do something outside. Clear your head and have some fun.
Message me if you want directions.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Purpose Driven Garden: Part 2

I absolutely love a GREEN garden! It doesn't take much to get it started.

The past couple of years I have had the fastest growing garden of everyone I know. Here are a couple of pointers I've learned:

1) Add Steer Manure to your dirt.
2) Add slow release plant food into the mix before you start planting seeds.
3) Plant the seeds, and water them... a lot

I've found that if you can set your plants on a watering schedule, they'll thrive. What I've done is setup a soaker hose, and a timer (via Home Depot). I water them just before sunrise and just after sunset.

Plants are just about all the same, so this year I'm having fun and trying everything.

GOOD LUCK! Message me if you want to trade tips.

Location:Fairfield,United States