Due Today?

Time just has a way of not staying put.  I mean seriously, if I write an appointment on a calendar or even set a reminder in my phone, there is no guarantee that I will actually pay attention to it.    I have a really bad habit of just sliding the “ignore” button on my…… Continue reading Due Today?



I have been sick for the better part of two months.  I won’t gross you out with the details but it has to do with female reproductive internal organs not acting the way they are supposed to act and causing problems with my digestive system, namely Collin, The Colon. I can’t leave my house for…… Continue reading Yuck!

DIY Natural Plant Markers

My New Plant Markers

I inherited a wheelbarrow full of pond rocks from my mother-in-law when she was dismantling her pond.  They were just too pretty to ‘throw away’, so I salvaged the rocks and brought them home with me.  Those rocks lay on the side of my house all winter long and I lamented over what to do…… Continue reading DIY Natural Plant Markers

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7 Quarts of Pinto Beans

I love pinto beans. But, if they aren’t seasoned properly they are the equivalent to eating a brown paper bag.  I have spent the better part of the winter digging around for pinto bean recipes that I liked and found a couple that were really good.  My only problem is that when I am ready…… Continue reading 7 Quarts of Pinto Beans

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2015 Seeds

I was cleaning out the garage and found a box of seed packets from several yeas ago.  The most recent date on the seed packets was 2012 with most of them being 6 years old!! ~eeek~ This is the list of potential plantings for 2015.  Most of these seeds are old and may not come…… Continue reading 2015 Seeds

Urban Gardening! OMG!

This is absolutely amazing! It inspires me to look at my urban green backyard a little differently. Maybe if I did one small raised bed a year the hubby wouldn’t notice… would he? I am getting a late start on my seeds this year. I hadn’t really thought about it or planned it with all…… Continue reading Urban Gardening! OMG!

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Bush Early Girl Tomatoes

05/14/15 – Planted Bush Early Girl tomatoes in brown pots   – seeds – late getting them started! Extra-large, extra-early tomatoes grow on a true bush.  These extra-large, extra-early tomatoes grow on a true bush. The 4″ across tasty red fruits are much bigger than Early Girl and ripen just 2 days later. The 18″ plants…… Continue reading Bush Early Girl Tomatoes

Back in the Saddle?

Well, by now the whole world knows I quit my job.  The last couple of years working on the railroad have taught me a lot about life and the people stomping around on this planet.  We are all meant to contribute something to this planet.  I finally figured out that my job is not in…… Continue reading Back in the Saddle?

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