Laravel/PHP: Installing a VM using Virtualbox/Vagrant and Laravel/Homestead

I have decided to re-vamp my back end developer skills by getting up to speed with the PHP framework Laravel. I have several reasons for doing this, the primary one, developing in a local environment is also the first part of using Laravel that I have to master. In order to reinforce my learning and …

So, what’s Tracy been up to lately?

My current side project: I am learning Laravel. I have done much of my web development coding using PHP. I am hoping that this will allow me to use my PHP experience and re-vamp it for current best practices. 

Pickled Pepper Mishap

I've started getting peppers in quantity already. I decided to pickle the peppers that are ripe now together as a mix of sweet and hot peppers.  In this mix are green bell, purple bell, one tiny yellow bell (part of a pack of "carnival" pepper seeds), mostly yellow banana peppers, a few cayenne, several jalapeno …

Tomatoes and Peppers!

I just harvested the first of the beefsteak tomatoes. the cherry tomatoes are just starting to form on the vine and I am getting a few red ones each day. The cucumbers and melon plants are looking good. You can see the difference in the first melon grown from seed and the melon plants that I …