Part 5 – 2020 Garden Journal: “& That’s A Wrap!”

After Labor Day we know we are getting close to the end of the gardening cycle. The last 4 months we began, nurtured and waited in anticipation like new parents for the new growth and buds. We are nearing the time to dismantle the garden. “All good things come to an end” Home grown tomatoes [...]

My 5 Prongs for WellBeing

Disclaimer: I have been reflecting on covid, the lockdowns and the “shadow effects” we are now seeing. I am not a doctor, therapist, social worker, psychologist. The thoughts expressed in this blog piece are my own. If you are having difficulty, if you are experiencing loss or a lack of mental wellbeing, talk to a [...]

Part 4 – 2020 Garden Journal: “Backyard Harvesting”

A few years ago we had many green tomatoes. We do enjoy fried green tomatoes! But we had more green than we could eat and wished they had turned red. Tomatoes in brown paper bag We tried this tip and it has worked for us! The above tomatoes fell from one of the vines, they [...]

Happy Father’s Day 2020!

My family celebrated Father’s Day yesterday! We gathered at our daughter & fiancé’s home where a feast was prepared! Before the Feast We started with a fresh Greek salad, romaine Lettuce, red onion, feta cheese and kalamata olives with a light balsamic vinegar dressing Greek Salad Next we had grilled burgers, sausages and potatoes. Our [...]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I am missing some of the favorites I ♥️ when we go out to eat. So I found a recipe for one of my favorites, chicken lettuce wraps. Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe Stir Fry Veggies Julienne Carrots, Celery & Red Pepper, Chopped Green Onion & Ginger Hoisin Sauce, Kosher Salt, Rice Vinegar, Canola Oil & [...]

Part 2 – 2020 Garden Journal: “One Month Later Garden”

It is hard to believe that 1 month ago we planted our 2020 Garden 2020 Garden planted Saturday, 05/09/20 We have been tending the garden over the last month. The rain ☔️ we had helped our garden grow. 2020 One Month Old Garden Saturday 06/06/20 This last month has been full of below temperatures and [...]

Part 1 – 2020 Garden Journal: “Beginning”

Gardening and yard work are all hobbies of normalcy. We started our garden & we are starting to see some progress! Bush Beans from seed starts Another Bush Bean variety - seeded right into garden We also did some varieties of lettuce. First two in Foreground-Romaine LettuceLast two in Background-Bib Lettuce We planted a marigold [...]

COVID Bird Watching

Is anyone else ready to get out & figure out what our new normal is? While I am navigating COVID rules, I am finding a peace & tranquility in bird watching. Listening to the birds singing is calming & comforting, it’s a familiar sound year after year. Yay! That has not changed! Bird in Flight [...]

During this uncertain time, a Silver Lining…Author Read Alouds

A Silver Lining in our current situation... Sometimes it only takes 1 great idea...Author Read Alouds! Kwame Alexander put together this amazing group of authors that have been hosting Read Alouds in the month of April. 1st week of April - Kwame Alexander read “CrossOver” 1st Author Read Aloud in Series 2nd week of April [...]