Each summer morning this time of year, I rush out in the morning with my mug of coffee to see what herbs and/or vegetables are ready for harvesting. I spend about an hour and a half out in my gardens after my husband leaves for work at 8:30 am. Sprinkled throughout my garden beds are small vignettes of various whimsy, and I chuckle to myself as I work. … Read More Of Toads and Herbs…
Summertime is for laying at the pool and going out to clip herbs and pick veggies for the dinnertable.
… Read More Summertime Abundance on the First of August…
From the time I could hold a trowel, I have loved to garden. I am grateful to have come from a long line of great gardeners on both sides of my family. Grandmothers, aunts, sister, and cousins have shared cherished family seeds and cuttings, and handed down the secrets of excellent gardening to each new… Read More Dabbling in Dirt
“There is a smiling summer here, which causes birds to sing.” -Emily Dickinson … Read More A Smiling Summer Begins
At the looks of my raised garden today, I will have bright red, juicy tomatoes all the way up to Thanksgiving.… Read More “Special Pasta Sauce” (for those Surplus Tomatoes, and Project # 38 of the 40)
The Residents of the Golden Living Nursing Home have been looking outside at this dull, colorless area for years and years. Well, NO MORE!
… Read More Project on Day 18: Transforming A Patio
This “Weed” is rumored to be an appetite suppressant and a diuretic.
It can be taken as an herbal supplement or included with other ingredients contained in weight loss supplements and detoxifying products.… Read More Dandelion Tea: Project #12 of our 40 in 40 Days
My early spring crops this year include leeks, lettuces, and spinach. I like to plant several varieties, each with a different maturation date for a prolonged and varied harvest.… Read More Spring Vegetable Planting: Day 7 of the 40 Day Challenge
I do tend to get overwhelmed with things sometimes.
I am working on patience. One step at a time. … Read More The Grand Teacher
Often in the quiet moments of reflection, I discover that I have grown weary in my spirit, and have almost lost my hope without realizing it.
… Read More Naming the Gifts…