When the Past is Still Present

We are getting close to our peak fall color here in the Ozarks, and it was a gorgeous day for drive so Dad and I took a trip to Boxley Valley to visit my mom. The old cemetery was beautiful as ever. The church, which was built is the late 1800’s, still holds services twice a month. … Read more

Getting a Jump Start on Christmas Gifts

Normally, I am a wait ’til the last minute shopper for Christmas gifts but for some reason I thought about this. Last year, I saw something about making your own vanilla extract.  My local Natural Food Store carries bulk vanilla beans, so I picked some up and decided to give this a try. The original … Read more

Little Zebra

As much as I love color in the garden, I also love the foliage of ornamental grasses. Miscanthus sinesis ‘Little Zebra’ has been a great accent grass for the side of my garage. This area was hard to mow from day one and always had that lonely, sad, make me pretty sort of look. Now a bird feeder, toad … Read more

It's That Time Again

It’s that time of year when we are all cleaning up our gardens and preparing for colder weather.  But, if you would like to have garlic next summer, it’s time to think about planting it now. I’m going to be lazy today and reblog the post I did last year.  Sorry for the rerun but … Read more