Category Archives: Garden


I am being invaded by grasshoppers.  Not just a couple or a few but thousands.  Possibly millions.  Maybe a gazillion! They are devouring everything green and leaving bare sticks in their wake. I can not get rid of them.  At this point I am only using organic methods and this is what I have tried […]


My great-grandmother was my caregiver when I was a baby.  When company would come, she would greet them with robust  ‘howdy!’  and a big hug.  She had a special way of making you feel welcome in her home.   So, not surprising, my first word was not ‘mama’ or ‘daddy’  but  ‘howdy’.  Although people don’t […]