March 27, 2014

Beautiful Creativity: Fall Flowers Planted in a Pumpkin

planting mums in pumpkins

Last Saturday, some brand new friends joined our family for dinner. As they walked through the door, arms extended, they offered us a precious momento of true Southern Hospitality – this beautiful fall mum. It was such a gracious sentiment. […]

My Garden is Finally Planted: Organic or Not?

Organic Gardening

I finally have my garden planted and with over 100 plants, I am beginning to think I may be too lazy for this huge endeavor.

Are you Ready for Planting Season? (plus sample giveaway)

cabbage in garden

Are you ready for planting season? It’s unbelievable to think I am already planning my garden. My desire is to be more self sustaining on our homestead.

How is Your Garden Growing? Tasty Tuesday

blackberry picking

Typically, it’s about this time of year when I lose all desire to care for my garden. I mentioned before that I tripled my garden size, which felt so productive in the spring, but now is when reality sets in […]

It’s Gardening Time: Starting Seeds Indoors

starting seeds indoors2

It’s hard for me to think about gardening when it snowed in NC today, and yet it was 80 degrees just last week. But even with crazy weather, every one can get a jump start on gardening season by starting […]

How is Your Garden Growing?

brocolli in garden

One of my goals this year is to be a bit more self sustaining. I love the concept of it, but somehow the reality of it isn’t syncing up with my dream of “Little House on the Prairie” living. For […]

Spring Blooms…

dafoldills blooming_opt

Finally, the sun’s rays peaked through the clouds with the last hint of frost’s chill callously clinging to the branches. Our homestead’s first day of spring blooms greeted the morning – just a few sprinkled haphazardly throughout our lot line. […]

Growing Asparagus Plants in My Garden


It’s this time of year when the first fruits of my garden (or literally vegetables) are coming to fruition. When I go to water my precious plants, I still have a spring in my step and I haven’t been burned […]