Easy Breezy Mornings

I awoke about 4:30 am and succumbed to the fact that I will not be returning to sleep. Since I prefer to get up around 5:30, it was pointless anyway. That one extra hour would have been nice but I’ll not cling to it. I had about two hours to myself before sunrise then I…

It’s a Beautiful Day on the Farm!

After nearly a month of rain in May we had a short drying out period before Tropical Depression Bill hit us. We received more heavy rain for about three days. The sunset last Thursday evening was a little taste of brighter things to come. Over the weekend we mowed and weed eated until it was…

Sustainable Gardening

With Summer upon us, though you wouldn’t know it today as it is rainy and cool, I am planning for Fall. We increased our garden size this year but had not planted the new section. A voluntary massive pumpkin plant popped up only to be devoured by an army of squash bugs. The other section…

Has Spring Sprung?

I believe it has! The birds say so, the flies say so, and some old tulip bulbs that had been in a jar in the shed, unwatered with no light yet still sprouted, also say so. I put them in the ground yesterday. This was the scene just a week ago. We had just experienced…

Cold Days, Endings, and New Beginnings

Here we are! A new year! What a concept time is. Winter has made its presence known the last couple of weeks. We were coated in an icy glaze for days; though the days seemed like weeks. We finally thawed out Christmas day. It was crazy hearing the ice fall from trees and the creaking…