I've had plenty of winter this year, yessiree. It is mid-February and that means the worst is over and spring is on its way. Eventually. February gardening in Ohio usually means lots of waiting, unless you are starting your seeds inside. Then, under … [Read more...] about February Gardening, Last of Winter in the Flower Garden
My Own Home and Garden
Every year I promise I won't go AWOL during the main growing season of the garden. Just so I will get everything done and catch up with the past year's neglect. but every year I manage to break those unspoken, informal vows. Usually family … [Read more...] about Garden Update And Late Starts
Nights Are Cool, But The Conversation Creates Warmth We embarked on a venture to improve our family interactions and it eventually led to creating a firepit conversation area this summer. It was a quick project and has already proven to add a cozy … [Read more...] about Fire Pit Conversations
My husband and I bought and started homesteading this place in the mid 1980's. I had no skills, and plenty of dreams. I never managed to have that flock of sheep I envisioned, but instead raised a flock of children. That became my main crop. We … [Read more...] about My Rural Life
Here we are... the first post in a new season. It inspires me. The first inspiration is to update my garden as well. For years I have renovated, and renovation is always somehow lacking. I want to return to some of the joy that comes from creating … [Read more...] about Brand New Post On The New Site
Southern Ohio Hocking Hills, Autumn My husband and I are talking about the future. We are at the age where we must think about the priorities of the end chapters of our life together... where to live, how to preserve our health, what sort of … [Read more...] about Am I In The Wrong Place?
September Drought It has been a dry and heartless September, so what is a gardener to do? Start a new garden bed, of course. Actually, it wasn't that blithe a decision, since I had been reducing gardened areas. So why would I now carve out a new, … [Read more...] about New Project At Hand- A Prairie Spot