Rambling

Reveling in Fall Colors

  In an area known more for large evergreen trees, fall in these parts has been spectacular this year. I know there’s a reason for this based on the weather, etc., but rather than research that, I’m just going to say how much I’m enjoying it. The bright yellows and reds actually seem to lighten […]

Hello Again

October is here and I’m not really sure what happened to September, but there it is. How to begin and get back into the swing of blogging after too long away? Septemeber threw a lot my way in terms of roadblocks and hurdles, but most of them are resolved for now so it’s time to move […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We’re nearing the end of July and it’s time for the midsummer garden clean-up. I finally pulled out the peas, making room for other plants still in pots or for later plantings… The first round of raspberries is finished (mine produce twice a year), and I’ve finished picking clean two of my three blueberry bushes. […]

My Favorite Time of Year on the Farm

Yesterday I went out to the farm where I grew up. I go most every Sunday to visit Mom and Dad. In the summer, I also go to visit the farm. Or more accurately, to graze. I started at the raspberries, but since I have so many of my own at home I just plucked […]

Order Your Banned Book Today

I woke up this morning reflecting on the PBS special last night,  The Great American Read. I was surprised at some of the books on the “banned books” list. Most notably, I was surprised about The Giver by Lois Lowry. I’ll admit, I did not read The Giver as a child; I was well into adulthood […]

A Story of Tomatoes

I live in town. My garden consists of a six-foot strip of soil along the fence that separates us from our neighbors. Which is to say that I cannot plant whatever my little heart desires. I have to make hard choices. For some reason I also delight in trying new varieties of tomatoes. Now it […]

Not Feeling the #MondayMotivation

It’s been three weeks since I posted on the blog and I’m feeling the pressure from my boss…yes, me. I’m not particularly inspired. Normally by this time I could throw up some photos of my beautiful garden. Sigh. We’ve had cold, rainy weather and my garden is just starting to appear… My birthday came and […]