Sunday, April 24, 2016


I took a trip to Chicago for a week. It is springtime here. The trees are blooming as well as the flowers. Last year we were here a bit later in spring. At home we're well into the growing season. My garden is mostly planted and the mosquitos and ticks have all made their presence known. 
We'll be back again soon I hope., until then, I have some great photos.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Asparagus season

It's April and the asparagus is still producing. I love this time of year! I'm planting the things that will provide food this summer. Days seem to slip by quickly so I must keep up with the planting, weeding, and watering. So far I've planted a wisteria, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes (though my plants I have grown from seed are a bit young), 3 blueberry bushes, a rose and some bulbs. I will be planting beans tomorrow. I had ocean started but something ate off all the leaves...Argh! There will be photos of my garden to follow. I love the smell of dirt, grass, and rotting wood. I am in my element. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!
It's time to get out to the garden! I will be planting peas, onions and perhaps garlic. The Old Farmers Almanac  says it's time to get started planting outside. Spring migration is in full swing and I am looking forward to seeing the Orioles and the Hummingbirds. Photos will follow.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Saying goodbye

This past November I had to say goodbye to my father. I'm just now being able to move forward.
I am hoping to get back to everyday life, to enjoy the basic things that make me happy. It's been a long road so far.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Monarchs and tomatoes

Looking out the backyard window I am seeing a lot of Monach butterflies. It’s that time of year again. I should be pulling up the old tomato and cucumber plants…. But it’s hard when they are still blooming. So, I will wait a few more weeks to give the late bloomers a chance to produce. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fresh new beginnings

New beginnings are always hard, nerve-racking, and totally stressful! Today I took steps (Really, really big steps) towards a fresh new beginning. I'm cleaning up my life as well...Physically and mentally. This is going to be a wild ride!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hey, sting has sprung !

A walk through any farm and ranch store and you will notice that spring is here. There are baby rabbits, chickens and ducks.

One of the reasons I like spring? Being outside and gardening, one of my passions. I love to take seeds, plant them, and then 60 days later be able to eat, literally, the fruits of my labor. So far I have 10 tomato plants, eight broccoli, 6 peppers, along with, peas, bush beans, onions, garlic, and cucumbers. I'll be posting garden photos soon. Enjoy the spring weather!