Not gonna eat a lot of peaches

I posted recently about our peach tree. It wasn’t producing much fruit –probably because it’s still young. But I was excited to see maybe 20 or so tiny, fuzzy peaches on it. (I said 10 peaches in that post, but it was more than that. Certainly not more than 20, though.) And then we hadContinue reading “Not gonna eat a lot of peaches”

Where the Cottonwood Blows

It’s that joyous time of year when downy cottonwood seeds float through the air. And then they land. And cover everything. We actually had big clumps of them all over the yard. They got in our clothes, our shoes, Blitz’s fur … Thankfully, I’m not seeing quite so many this week (she writes, as sheContinue reading “Where the Cottonwood Blows”

Remember and Honor

Shortly after I moved to Germany, I signed up as a volunteer for the Girl Scout troop at U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen in The Netherlands. One of the most rewarding experiences I had as a volunteer was helping the troop place American and Dutch flags on the graves at Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. ItContinue reading “Remember and Honor”

Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

Fun fact: One of my childhood nicknames was Peaches. Though I honestly don’t know why. OK, so this peach tree is actually pretty small, and I don’t think 10 peaches are even developing on it at the moment. But I’m delighted to see that I will have peaches this year, provided nothing happens to themContinue reading “Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches”

Spring update

Two posts in one day! But a lot has been going on. For starters, I planted two blueberry bushes recently. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, and as many fruits as we are growing here, we aren’t growing those. So I figured I might as well. On Monday, I noticed that something snapped offContinue reading “Spring update”

An auspicious sign?

My passion for gardening extends to houseplants. Before we moved into this house, the previous homeowners asked if they could leave their split-leaf (tree) philodendron behind. It apparently went crazy in the corner of the Florida room, so they didn’t want to relocate it. But once we got the keys to the house, I understoodContinue reading “An auspicious sign?”

Planting the seed (or, why I chose to be my own boss)

I’ve been a freelance writer and editor off and on since 2005. It happened by accident. We were living in Germany at the time, and I had a travel blog to keep friends and family updated on our adventures around Europe. Because of that travel blog, I was approached to write some travel guides forContinue reading “Planting the seed (or, why I chose to be my own boss)”

Spring at the Farm

I love experiencing our first spring here. The yard seems to always be muddy and the weeds are out of control, but I love witnessing the changes in our woods, our pond, our trees … Living here is hard work, but I have no regrets. It’s rewarding, tremendously peaceful, and quiet. Right now, I’m focusingContinue reading “Spring at the Farm”