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  • 2023 Garden Planning is Underway!

    2023 Garden Planning is Underway!

    “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”  Henry David Thoreau You know you’re a gardener when you get excited to receive seed catalogs and place…

  • I’m so sorry, little fox

    I’m so sorry, little fox

    After recent heavy rain and flooding, I took Blitz out for a walk in the yard this morning while everything was still frozen. As we crossed the bridge over our creek, I saw it. A dead fox in our yard. I was not prepared for that. Since we moved here, I’ve seen my share of…

  • Welcome, 2023

    Welcome, 2023

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’ve been wanting to write sooner than this, but life got in the way. A severe winter storm hit just a couple of days before Christmas, though thankfully it didn’t affect us too much. We never lost power and only had minimal tree damage. It was dangerously cold with strong winds for…

  • Snowman ornament craft

    Snowman ornament craft

    As I gazed at a rather large empty space on our smaller Christmas tree, inspiration struck. And that’s pretty odd because I normally can’t think of ideas on my own for crafts. But there it was — a fully formed idea of what I needed to do to fill that spot. The result: What Materials…

  • Trail Cam Funny

    Sometimes, you get nothing interesting on your trail cam. And sometimes, you hit paydirt.

  • Exciting Update!

    Exciting Update!

    I mentioned recently that in addition to launching my writing and editing business this year, I also joined Fora as a travel advisor. I finished my certification training last week and took the test. Got the results today. Click the image below if I can help you plan and book your next vacation. You can…

  • Holly Jolly

    Holly Jolly

    We had a difficult time getting into the Christmas spirit in 2020 and 2021. In 2020, we had to put our dog to sleep on December 23. Last year, we started moving on December 23. I really want to make up for it this year. And given our environment, I really wanted to make use…

  • Holiday Hangover

    Holiday Hangover

    I don’t mean an alcohol-induced hangover. I mean a hosted Thanksgiving and spent several weeks planning, shopping, and prepping and now it’s the day after and I’m EXHAUSTED hangover. I never hosted the family Thanksgiving before, so this was really exciting for me. I love this house so much and knew from the moment we…

  • Vomit chicken!

    Vomit chicken!

    Thanksgiving is next week, and I don’t have a gravy boat. I have no need for one, since I really don’t make gravy that often. I can’t really justify having something in my kitchen cabinet that doesn’t get much use. I’m not sure anyone in my family has a gravy boat. The trusty old Pyrex…

  • My latest craft project

    My latest craft project

    I’ve mentioned here more than once that I’m not a crafty person. Though one thing I love about the farmhouse aesthetic is that imperfections are “rustic” — well, I can do that! So, my latest project was to turn these $10 spring-themed wall hangings from Aldi (which are double sided) into something that’s appropriate for…