Category Archives: Arkansas

I'm beginning to mold…

As I write this, the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill is upon us. The rains have come in waves and as soon as I go out to do anything, it starts to pour.  I go in and it quits.  I go out and it begins again.  Back and forth. Forth and back.  Raincoat on.  Raincoat off.  Boots on.  […]

And Before You Know It,

the month of May is gone and my plants have come to life. The garden is waiting patiently for the rain to let up.  We’ve had over 13 inches of rain this month with more to come this weekend.  My lettuce is looking very yummy but I sink trying to get to it. This past winter […]

Bee Update

I can’t remember if I told you or not, but last fall I had bees from one of my hives leave.  Before we had left on vacation, both hives were doing well.  I had inspected them a few days before we were to leave and both hives had a good amount of honey stored up.  When we returned though, […]

Springtime in the Ozarks

I love that we have four distinct seasons in the Ozark Mountains. If I had to pick my favorite, though it would be spring. The pear trees and and the peach trees are full of blooms.   Golden alexander or Zizia (isn’t that a fun name?) and the ‘Butter and Egg’ daffodils are making a […]

Lake House Remodel Update

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since we purchased the 70’s lake house.  I’ve wanted to show you updates as we went along, but every time a room was completed, we moved stuff into it and started on another room. During that time, I’ve learned how to use big saws and drills, been through gallons […]

Warm Up on the Way

I am anticipating a big melt down today followed by fever. Which translates to snow melting and spring fever. With temperatures on the rise from now until next week, the bees will surely know that spring is close. I’m sure they will be out today.  As I took them some sugar-water this morning, the temp […]

Plants to Consider for Your Garden

I hate to even complain about the snow and ice we’ve gotten this week.  It is nothing compared to my friend and fellow blogger, Michele at The Salem Garden, who has had to deal with 87 inches of snow fall since Jan. 23! It’s been extremely cold, too, making chores not so fun. My grandson stayed with me […]

Planning Your Garden Site

If you’ve decided you have a little extra time to tend a garden, whether it be vegetables or flowers, picking a garden site is your next step. Most veggies need about 6-8 hours of sun.  The summertime vegetables we are familiar with (corn, tomatoes, okra, squash) are heat loving plants and the more sun the better. Greens, such as lettuce, […]

Frost Flowers of Fall

There is a point during our fall season that borders on the winter side. For the last week or so, NW Arkansas has been bombarded by freezing, cold air.  Before this cold snap, the weather had been pleasant and mild. When these conditions happen,  frost flowers appear. At first glance, these flowers look like little pieces of trash on […]

When the Past is Still Present

We are getting close to our peak fall color here in the Ozarks, and it was a gorgeous day for drive so Dad and I took a trip to Boxley Valley to visit my mom. The old cemetery was beautiful as ever. The church, which was built is the late 1800’s, still holds services twice a month. […]