seed catalogs

February 12, 2018

It is that time of year – the 2018 seed catalogs have pretty much all arrived by now. These are exciting publications for us gardeners. Like many gardeners I began gardening from seed using Burpee seeds, which are ubiquitous. While I still appreciate Burpee seeds, my seed palate has been greatly expanded and I like supporting the smaller companies as well. My first foray into alternate seed companies was Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I love Baker Creek and purchase from…

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in the moment

January 11, 2018

As part of my winter reading, I’m back to Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Maybe because the book is laid out by daily chapters, one for each day of the year, I tend to start…


January 8, 2018

If you are like me, winter may just be your favorite time for reading. Do you have anything interesting on your nightstand, smartphone or Kindle at the moment? Having recently discovered author Sally Clarkson, I’ve been…


December 31, 2017

Do you love the snow? Or maybe you’re the type that gets filled with dread when those first flakes start coming down. I think it all depends on the circumstances…will I need to be on the…

Buddha watching over frozen pond

health & holidays

December 11, 2017

Greetings! It is good to be alive and well. I can appreciate this like never before, coming off of a two week bout of pneumonia that relegated me to bed rest for most of that time.…


November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday for many reasons. Fall weather and those lovely colors. Not to mention the charming decor. Family & Friends! Some years our group is on the smaller side and other years, the…

trees and autumn leaves

autumn glory

November 12, 2017

If you love the changing of the seasons, this post is for you. I always enjoy the colorful autumn leaves, but for some reason I’ve been way more into it this year. Hope you enjoy the…

campfire roasting s'mores

back home

November 8, 2017

How many of you no longer live in the same town where you grew up? Do you find it difficult to get back home to visit family and friends? Lately, I am finding this to be…

walnut nutshell cracked open

walnuts, part 3

November 5, 2017

So continues the saga of the Great Walnut Harvest, which began here. Today was The Day to crack open the test walnut. It’s been a while since I’ve actually cracked a nutshell, what with the availability of…

spooky vs scary

October 31, 2017

For many years Halloween was my favorite holiday. I did – and still do! – love everything about it. The costumes, the parties, the candy! The spookiness of it all! On a walk through the woods…

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