Garden

Doing My Part During Covid19

  In my last post I discussed what I was doing to be a helper during this time of crisis. Not feeling like I was a good enough seamstress to help with sewing masks (my daughter’s significant other works in a hospital), I pleaded “gardening.” Authors (of which I am one) are also stepping up. […]

Garden on Wheels

  I’m sure you’ve heard of Meals on Wheels and all the good work they are doing (and always do, but particularly needful at this time). Yesterday I did something for my parents I’m calling “Garden on Wheels.” This is how it all began. Here in western Oregon we have been basking in a week […]

Hope in the Seed

For whatever reason, lately my husband has had a bee in his bonnet when it comes to pollinators. He’s collected mounds of seeds to plant flowers to attract pollinators and has been approaching neighbors about planting on their property. He announced in church he had a handout for bee friendly plants (before church was cancelled […]

Plant Seeds of Hope & Kindness & Kale & Cabbage…

As we go about our adjusted daily lives, remember the small kindnesses. If you have to go to a store and there’s not an automatic door, hold the door open for the next person so they don’t have to touch one more thing. Give out smiles and kind words freely. Check in by phone with […]

Celebrating Plant A Seed Day

So last year Big Green started “Plant a Seed Day.” As many of you know, the way I sign my books has always been “Plant a Seed for the Future,” so this day is right in line with my books and message for people to plant seeds and grow something, even if it’s just in […]

Clare & Dante Plant Onions from Seed

A few weeks ago I posted about pruning my blueberry bushes, something I had my characters do in Heirloom. Recently I planted onion seeds to grow my own starts, also something my characters do. I planted some that I know do well in my area, and some I just happened to have the seed for:…

2019 Heirloom Expo: Everything Else (Well, Almost)

Ok, before it’s too far in the rearview mirror, here are my final thoughts on this year’s Expo. (See previous two posts here and here.) I stated earlier that there were a lot of special moments, but three that had really stuck with me. The first two special moments I wrote separate posts about. The […]