Category Archives: Family

My Garden Helper This Weekend

I was so lucky to have some help in the garden this weekend. Someone to help me check the sweet potatoes and the new bed of squash and corn. Someone to check the railroad tie that separates these beds. Where else could we do our ‘matchsticks stemnasticks’ (Fantastic Gymnastics)

A Perf-Ticked Day

As I’m looking back on our vacation at the lake,  I’m realizing that R & R means something totally different to toddlers. Our 3-year-old granddaughter was one of our guests at the lake.  I’m pretty sure her idea of a vacation is to see how tired she could make Grandma. I can assure you it […]

The Secret to Growing Flowers and Vegetables

I have to admit, I wasn’t going to be totally honest with you about my secret for growing flowers and vegetables.  Truth of the matter is, not everyone will be able to apply this secret to their own gardens.  For this I am sorry.   I do feel, however,  I shouldn’t keep secrets from my friends so, here goes… […]

Meanwhile, While the Snow Melts….

I’ll grab my blanket and hot chocolate and tell you about another interesting landmark in Arkansas. First of all, several well-known entrepreneurs have emerged from the Northwest Arkansas area.  We are known as the home and headquarters of Wal-Mart (founded in 1962), Tyson’s Foods (1935), and J.B. Hunt Transport (1961). And, although these folks were pioneers in their day, […]

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

The 15th of the month means it’s time for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  Carol, from May Dreams Gardens, hosts this event.  Check out her webpage to see gardens from all over the world. Here’s what’s happening in Northwest Arkansas…. I can’t think of a better way to spend tax day. Have a great week, Brenda

Catching Up

I am way behind on the happenings around the farm so hang on, we’ve got a lot to see. These little ladies are behaving for now. But come August they become the famous Naked Ladies ( Lycoris squamigera)  The foliage of this lily pops up in early spring, soaks up sunshine for a couple of months and then goes into hibernation until August.  Other […]

I spy something…..

If you guessed green–You win! Spring has sprung and although our average last freeze date is April 15th, the long-range forecast  looks like it we might have freezing temps later next week. I know it’s tempting to plant the garden right away, and I do have broccoli, onions, and lettuce planted, but I hold off on […]

Antebellum Homes of Natchez, Mississippi

In the early 1930’s, a small garden club in Natchez decided to open their gardens for tours.  Unfortunately, an unexpected late freeze ruined those plans and the ladies had to quickly make other arrangements.  They chose, instead, to open their antebellum homes for tours.  It was such a success, the tours, also known as the Pilgrimage, became a yearly tradition. In the spring […]

Romancing the Stone

I have never been a frou-frou kinda girl. I don’t like malls. I don’t like to shop. My name and fashion are never mentioned favorably in the same sentence. I’ve had the same hair cut since the seventh grade. I’m not up on the latest jewelry trends, but I do think diamonds are very pretty. I […]