Garden

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 […]

2019 Heirloom Expo: Epiphany & the Singing Plants

As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, we had a great time at the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA last week, with several memorable experiences. Today I’d like to share one that just blew my socks off (okay, I wasn’t actually wearing socks…) I’ve since recovered, but it was a powerful experience […]

Heading to the Expo!

For the first time since 2016 I’m heading to the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA! If you’ve never thought vegetables were beautiful, think again. (And get yourself to Santa Rosa next week :)) I’m very excited to be going. I love the displays, the educational sessions, and the people! For the three years I […]

Everything’s Coming Up Peaches

  August is such a busy time of year! As I mention in some of my author bios, each year I pick and can 75-100 pounds of peaches. I eat the canned peaches during the winter as part of my breakfast. Though I come from a farm family and get a lot of my produce […]

A Peek At this Year’s Garden

It’s been a busy summer (isn’t it always?) and there’s a lot I could say, but I think I’ll make this first post back from a several-week hiatus a mostly pictorial post. Since my book series is about gardening, here’s a summary of my own backyard/urban garden of 2019. First off, I threw a few […]

A Reflection on Baby Chicks

Eleven days ago I brought home four baby chicks. Oh, they were so adorable. This is the third time we have brought in chicks in the last ten years. Any of you who have raised chickens know that chicks literally grow overnight. So if anyone ever announces they have chicks, would you like to come […]

My Spring Garden

Today’s post is a bit of an extension from yesterday’s post. I mentioned that I had a couple of big decisions and outcomes I was facing. These dilemmas happened to coincide with unseasonably warm, dry weather. Nice, right? So I basically avoided social media and direct contact with the big decisions to be made and […]