Janice aboard Seaweed,
living the good life afloat...
Trawler life on a nickel budget is
I'm doing it and you can too.
Janice Marois, nautical journalist.
Accredited member of
Boat Writers International.
As 2023 began I made a fresh start with my microgreens. Being able
to have my own Victory Garden provides me with a feeling of
self-sufficiency in this sometimes chaotic world. In the meantime I
want to become successful at growing tomatoes aboard Seaweed.
Previous attempts can best be described as abject failures. For proof see
Upside Down Tomato Plant How-To
Tomato Rocket (Dollar Tree item)
Categories: Characters, Galley,
Struggling with Stuff. I
am an expert at acquiring items for Seaweed. The issue I struggle
with is not immediately utilizing these things. More than one time I
have had a warranty expire before installing a piece of equipment. ARGH.
That needs to change. Today I will share some of my struggles. I do
ask for your guidance in how to do better. Suggestions welcome!!!
the final articles from 2022...
Recently I have been watching
YouTube videos on my nifty tablet. The
ads are annoying. Various Dawn products
are being promoted heavily, power-wash and foaming cleanser to name
two. I have been using Dawn dish detergent in many ways. Today I
will show you how
to easily create my most utilized cleaner. Best of all, this is both
Books, Characters, Galley,
Gear, (in the comments of)
Unmentionables, Wild Things,
Nicole Necessity (grapnel hook) As Nicole
made her way toward Florida many people were busy preparing for the
storm. I was fortunate in that the winds were predicted to be from
the north. Seaweed is tucked in to the south of mangroves and behind
a multi-story building, thus I was in a good place to avoid damage.
In the aftermath however I discovered an old purchase that was a
real help in retrieving wayward items.
Madeira Beach Nautical Flea Market. One way to
save perfectly good money on marine items is to shop for used
I do not need brand new hooks to tie off an inside laundry line. For
Seaweed, nautical flea markets are an opportunity to find cool
boat stuff at a decent price. I keep a running list of items I want on a
card in my purse. I told you about my system in the
article. Prior to Ian (Before
and After Hurricane Ian
article) Skipper and I were fortunate to attend the inaugural Madeira Beach Nautical Flea Market. I found a few
winners and one not-so-good buy.
(this is the Archive for
for the complete year
My home is not fancy by any means, however you cannot imagine how
wonderful it is to come back to her after an expedition on shore.
If I can live this life, why not you too?
Skipper, First Mate extraordinaire