I mentioned the night-blooming cereus cactus in one of our This Week on the Homestead posts. There are different varieties but I think our particular ones are Peniocereus greggii. The flowers bloom for one night in June or July starting around 8 PM and then close by dawn the next day.
When I was a child I really enjoyed rocks. Whenever we would go to a mineral store or a national park I would buy a few shiny rocks for my collection. One of the things I always wanted was a rock tumbler to make my own rocks. When our second oldest son showed an interest in rocks we decided to get him a tumbler so he could make his own.
This week on the Geek Homestead, we again don't have too much going on. But we do have a new cute addition to our household!