Category: Gardening

aigle

It always amuses me when functionally industrial things become popular fashion accessories. Timberland work boots, Hunter rain boots, things of that nature.

That is until I found Aigle. It’s a line of hand-made rubber boots made for such leisurely activities like farming, sailing, hunting or fishing. H A N D M A D E. For actual use. They even have a hiking sole for when you want to go exploring in the midst of a hurricane.

Aigle Malouine Boot  ||  $89.50

I am in love with the Malouine boot. It’s been hanging out in my favorites folder for awhile now but when I stumbled across it again a few days ago, it took all my self-control not to immediately order them. I think I’ll wait a few months for the rainy season but until then, they will be safe and sound in my “to buy” list.

(ps. J. Crew just had these for sale recently but only carried them for men – how cute would they be with some leggings on a rainy, autumn day? I love the waterproof laces!)

Aigle Nemrod Boot  ||  $165

dozens of acres and i want a window

A few days ago I stumbled upon this post from Design*Sponge and I thought it was very cool but didn't give too much thought into it. But now I can't get these pretty images from my mind:

Window farms by piers fawkes

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Window Farming is a movement to give people ways in urban ways a method of farming in a low-impact, hydroponic method using recycled or locally sourced products. 

The whole process of setting one up seems a little intense (download a How-To PDF here) and luckily, I'm fortunate enough to have land to garden on but I think it's such a neat idea and would love to help someone else set one up if they feel up to tackling the job!

Pictures via WindowFarms Photostream

the birds and the benadryl

Spring is wreaking havoc on my allergies. It's such a lovely season and would be a frontrunner for my favorite time of year if I could just physically open my eyes. It looks like I've either been crying all day, smoking all day or just got punched in the face. Either way, I'm forced to celebrate the end of winter through other, indoor means.

Bird shirt

Birds of North America T-Shirt  ||  $20

Seed bombs

Wildflower Seed Bombs || $6

Maori sandal

Maori Sandal  ||  $75

you can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt

Gutter garden
I think this is genius. Using gutters as garden containers. What a convenient way to grow frequently used herbs and greens while covering up ugly siding.  I'm sure you could even find used ones if you are lucky enough to have a Habitat store or thriving Craigslist. 

It's being touted as a good urban solution to gardening but I think it would be a great addition to any yard. My yard in particular. 

Via katyelliott.com