stüpdate #1

Hands down the best part about writing this blog is being able to write stuff like that title without Brian rolling his eyes at how stupid it sounds. hahah! writing it anyway, sucker!

IMG_1425We really owe most of our stoop to the generosity of our family and neighbors. The majority of our plants and planters have come as gifts, alley finds, or freebies.  We’ve met a lot of great people in our neighborhood while we work on our corner, and it’s awesome!

One of our neighbors works at Home Depot and is constantly putting out flats of plants free for the taking. So we have partaken. Partook. Partooken. We partook. (?)
Then there’s a little older guy who wears suspenders under his white t-shirt and stops to chat about our plants, and tell us about sales at Jewel. Always a great time.
Our latest friend is Ed, who mentioned that if we find little pots of plants on our steps, they’re from him! Sure enough, the next day there were two new little black eyed susans just waiting outside our door. Thanks Ed!

We also stumbled across a new nursery around California and Thomas, called Adams & Sons Nursery. THIS PLACE IS AMAZING. It’s packed with great plants, including a massive wall of just succulents (Brian about died). We’ve already been back twice, and I’m already excited for our next trip. Not to mention, its in the same neighborhood that we are just dying to live in. Soon enough, Humboldt.

Today we harvested our first tomato! We’re pretty surprised that nobody’s stolen them yet, since they’re bright red and right within the eyesight of everyone walking by.


With any luck, we should have a few jalapenos and cherry peppers soon too…



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