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#YA Treats, No Tricks

As we approach the holiday season, there are bound to be numerous giveaways and promotions in time for gift giving and to ease the winter doldrums. Right now I’m participating in one such giveaway featuring YA novels. Because the first book in my series is more middle grade, I’m giving away Heirloom, book three in […]

Guest Post: The Three Ps of Camping: Planning, Preparation and Problem Solving

When I first started this blog five and a half years ago, I frequently posted about camping. More recently, I’ve narrowed my focus to gardening and books, with the occasional rambling or rant. However, today I’m featuring a guest post by Jamie Strand about readiness for camping. If you’ve never camped before and aren’t sure […]

Free Ebooks & A Paperback Giveaway

  I’m a little late in announcing this, but there are still a few days left to grab some free ebooks in the September Ebook Extravaganza. There are fifty books of all genres to choose from and a $50 gift card to sign up for to win! My book, Treasure, first in the Seed Savers […]

Watching My Garden Grow #4

Now that it’s September, it’s time for the last video of my backyard garden…that overgrown, tangled mess of a fall garden. Time to see what worked and what failed. In case you want to compare, here is the initial post from June. Also, as I’ve been saying, we got a late beginning this year because […]

#BacktoSchool with the Seed Savers Series

All good things must come to an end, and so the summer of 2017 is winding down. It’s been a doozy, what with the solar eclipse and all. But no need to be sad! Thousands of kids around the country are excitedly counting down the number of days to return to their classrooms and school […]

Now Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Life

It was, actually, very cool. Today was the big day, August 21, total eclipse of the sun traveling across the U.S.A. My hometown, Salem, Oregon, one of the first in the path of “totality.” Dire predictions were made about millions of people descending upon us, traffic jams, gas shortages, etc. Nah. Not bad. But those […]

Watching My Garden Grow, Parts 2 & 3

So back in June I posted a video of my garden. It rained a long time here (seems long ago now) in the spring, so everything was late getting in. And traditionalist that I am, I grow everything from seed myself rather than bringing in starts (okay, maybe I’m just cheap), anyway, so this year […]