Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny
Home in Pflugerville, TX.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hi, I have recently purchased and created my own independent online website/store. It has a blog integrated so I will be blogging more at bellabluejungle.com I am taking a break from farmers market  for a few reasons, but this gave me the opportunity to build my store. The store does not have a vacation mode so, I must turn off the payment option when I am at a festival or market. This will help me sell my products in person without compromising inventory on my sight. After I come home, and adjust inventory online, then I can turn payment option back on.

I have been wanting my own web store for a long time and tried other places like eBay, bonanza and Etsy. But having your own .com is very cool. People can go directly to bellabluejungle.com and find my info. With out getting lost on the other sites. I am excepting Pay Pal and Stripe which is just the business that accepts credit cards alone, if your not linked into the Pay Pal.

Now that I put many of my products online, I do notice that I could have better labeling than the white printer paper with blank ink taped with packaging tape. It is something I want to work on. I am just stumped, because I have so many different products. Perhaps I can get sticky labels that would be the right size and maybe try to find a downloadable label design package for cheap and learn to design my own labels and text in the info. Needed. A work in progress for sure.

I will mental note to myself, Google up my new blogging from my store.

Talk to the web later,


Monday, February 29, 2016

Good evening Internet world. I have fallen behind in my tech and cannot figure out how to upload pictures. Will have to ask my husband at some point. I am working Saturdays at the ElginTexas farmers market. It's a nice drive to get there and going home is not stressful. Created a new product today. It is a Kava root salve. It is quite nice.

The dirt in my garden zones have all been turned. Planted pumpkin seeds, green beans, pink lady beans, cow peas, sage, and tomato seeds today. Last weekend I went to Green and grow and picked up onion shoots. Have those planted everywhere. I love onions from the garden. OK, well I love any produce that actually grows in my garden. Onions awesome still, if not to eat then to watch them bloom and I think they do something good for my garden. I just cannot remember what. Wish they would keep the bunnies away.

Just made some baked corn tortilla chips.
Preheat oven 350F
Oil Corn tortillas whole or cut which basting brush.
Spread them on a bake sheet. Sprinkle with salt.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.I usually use 5-7 corn tortillas. Now I am thawing some avocado meat from the freezer. Will add some salt, diced onion, frozen thawed diced jalapeƱo, diced garlic and garlic powder. If I have some tomato then I chop one up and mix that in to. Last but not least, some juice of lime, lemon or orange juice. Citrus, it's versatile.

It's a small world and everyone needs love, attention, kindness and sincerity. Violence is weakness and desperation. I met a homeless women whom said she was assaulted the night before. Even though she has been on the streets with her husband a long time she was stressed and emotionally hurt from this event.  My daughter whom has escaped an extremely violent relationship months ago, still emotionally battles with pain from the past, not to mention the uncertainty about the abusers court outcome. She is doing so much better now, yet she fears for her and children's safety and well being. I wish I had a magic wand to make things better, but that is not how things are.

Until next time,


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Update in the Casa

Wow, it's been forever since I have written on this blog. Had to stop working at farmers markets because of no longer having a kid sitter. I will be at the Pflugerville fall fest the third Saturday in November. Very excited to sell my goods. I did have items on my bonanza site, but items were not moving unless it what a local peep re ordering. So, mostly not moving. I think That I enjoy the people interaction of selling. It's invigorating and you get to be social while making money.

So enough of my missing markets. What have I been up too? I swam almost everyday in the summer and it was glorious. The pool and I were definitely having one with the world moments. I still garden. Some of my produce does well some years and other plants completely fail. I have learned to plant in diversity and also not organized. This has been helpful because of bugs, rodents, rabbits and the fact seasons change, but the weather can be unpredictable. Climate change or not food still needs to grow.

This year peaches were abundent. There was tons of rain in the spring and I usually grow my pumpkins in the spring to beat the worm invasion, but it was to wet and only one pumpkin grew in late summer. I had to pick it green. A worm had infiltrated the base. I had many orange plants sprout from me composting local organic oranges. So, I have planted them around the yard in hopes that at least one will become a producing orange tree. In the top part of my main garden, grass had taken over and I could never do anything about it because it kept raining. I hope to,manage it eventually. Rabbits have been entering my yard. I thought it was cute at first until they started to devour plants. I blocked all the hole to my backyard and that worked, but I have garden boxes in the front yard and there is nothing I can do. This is why the diversity and lack of organization has helped. They have favorite foods and they leave the rest. Or they do not see them because they are hidden amongst other random plants.

In my back yard sweet peppers are growing well. My garden is on a slight slope and I have found that mounding dirt around my plants base like a hill with the stem in the middle encourages growth. It also makes the plants healthier and they are producing. Mounding seems to work even on flat surface ground and in raised beds.

I will sign off for now. Hope every one is surviving and staying connected.