Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Garden In Late May

It seem's we've gone from winter to summer in the blink of an eye. Wasn't it just the other day I was stressing over the fact that we got snow, after I had already begun planting?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Herbs and Their Many Uses

I am loving my new herb garden up on my deck!

I think that was a very wise choice I made, to transplant the herbs right outside the kitchen door. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Things I Don't Show You

I have shared parts of my home, both indoors and out, in various blog posts but usually it's the 'pretty' side of my life. 

Today I'm sharing the utilitarian part of my deck. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What's Planted In My Veggie Garden

It might not look like much yet, but there's a whole lot going on in this little crooked country veggie garden of mine! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Time To Chill

I have had a few of my wonderful readers remark on how much I do around my house. 

Yes, that's true. I always seem to have tons to do. But isn't that part of owning a house?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Progress on the Deck

Wow, what a busy weekend! 

I'm sure with this glorious weather many of you were doing much the same as I was all weekend....spring projects and chores....and all of it outdoors!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Inspiration For My Secret Garden

Remember I told you a while back how I want to create a secret garden

I know it's going to be an awful lot of work, and I want to make sure I do it right. I need to be happy with the results for a long, long time. 

Since I'm never moving ever again!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's Finally Spring!

Spring has finally arrived, in all its glory!

The sun is shining, the trees are leafing out, and the lilacs are just beginning to bloom. 

What could possibly be more beautiful than spring in the mountains?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Finding the Balance

My little mountain top house has been a busy one lately. 

For many, summer is a time to slow down and take it easy. The lazy days of summer. 

For me? Not so much. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Wacky Weekend

This was a strange weekend on the mountain top. Life up here can be so bizarre. I feel like I'm in a Twilight Zone episode at times. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Planting Around a Tree....and Sweet Memories

I remember when I bought my very first house a million years ago. 

I was so young, just 23 years old. Just a baby myself, and I had two tiny tots who kept me very, very busy.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Why now?

Well, it's happening. 

Just when I think we're beyond the 'danger zone' we are getting a frost this weekend.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Natural Ways to Combat Seasonal Allergies

As I get older there are more and more things happening to my body that make me crazy. One of the biggest challenges right now is dealing with these seasonal allergies that have appeared in the past few years. 

Sigh. Isn't it enough that I'm getting wrinkled, sore, tired, hot flashes, and all the rest? Must I also deal with constant congestion in my head and throat?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gorgeous Garden Combos

I love playing with new combos in the garden each year. There's just something so satisfying to see a couple of plants you paired hit it off so well together. 

Almost like speed dating....but better. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Growing Fruit in Containers

I've been doing some research on the best fruits to grow in containers. It's tough in my region, unless you have a heated sunroom in which to overwinter them, to grow things like citrus. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A belated Happy Mother's Day to all of my sweet reader moms out there in Blogland! I truly hope your Mother's Day weekend was as wonderful and productive as mine was!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Weekend To-Do List

There are never enough hours in the day. And most definitely, not enough hours in the weekend. 

If I have any hope of remembering all the things I need to do on any given weekend I must write them down. 

If anyone is free this weekend and wants to come by to help.....here's what we'll be doing. 

That is, if the rain everrrrrrrrr stops. 

Sigh. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Garden in Early May

May is a beautiful time on the mountain top, when the earth is just beginning to truly warm up and we finally see spring starting to pop through. 

I love seeing the new growth every single day as I walk about my garden. It's such a promise of things to come!

Grab a beverage and come with me as we check out what's happening in my early May garden.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Easiest Thing I Do To Prepare for the Summer Months

All these gloomy, rainy days are kind of getting to me....I know we really need the rain but it's been raining now for about 4 days.

Enough is enough!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Living the Dream

In my dreams, I'm living a sustenance lifestyle. I'm growing my own food, living off the land, totally off grid. Fishing in the creek for my supper, pulling some greens out of the garden to go along with my grilled fish. Fresh milk from a cow to provide my dairy. 

In reality, that's not the case. I don't know that it ever could be, either. 
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