Part 5 – 2021 Garden: “One Month In…”

It’s been one month since we put in our garden Newly planted garden - mid May 2021 It’s been one month. Originally, I was concerned about how small our starts were. Every morning I would check out our garden. As though my looking at the plants would make them grow! One Month Old Garden - [...]

Adventure…Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Adventure I come from a family of seven brothers and sisters. Growing up my mother was very “creative” about the adventures we had. We could be in the backyard doing yard work but suddenly we were explorers looking for hidden treasure. We might of had a picnic in our local park [...]

Part 3 – 2021 Garden: “It’s Almost Time”

We have been watering a tiny bit every day. We are so close to putting in our garden. Next weekend, is our target date. Our Experiment...the starts Garden just waiting to be filled Waiting does not come naturally for me. Gardening has taught me faith, hope & patience. #thepatientgardener

A Failed Experience Taught Me To Persevere

Last year I made Easter Bread for Easter. Somehow I managed to make an unleavened bread (I am Catholic) but that’s not what I was going for! haha! I was defeated...realizing the Easter Bread got the best of me. I researched Easter Bread recipes. I ran across this one: Traditional Easter Bread Recipe The ingredients [...]

Part 1 – 2021 Garden: “The Starts”

As I get older I am discovering the value in every season. Right now it’s springtime. Now is the time to plant starts. The Beginning Springtime buds Seedlings budding! Emerging onion start We are trying an experiment...to create our garden from seed. To literally “start” our garden from seed. Our beans have not emerged yet. [...]

Turbulent & Chaotic Times

I have not posted in a long time. I am navigating the covid restrictions, vaccinations, world news and random pop up riots. These times are trying and stressful. During chaotic times I need to “center” myself. Some people may call it “grounding themselves.” I try to eat properly, get enough sleep, keep connected with family [...]

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 [...]