Category Archives: Garden

Tomato Woes

Every year I look forward to vine-ripened tomatoes. Starting in the fall, I carefully save seeds from my heirloom tomatoes, plant them in February in my greenhouse, and baby them until it’s warm enough to plant. I also start saving my eggshells in the winter so I can throw a handful in each hole when I […]

The Gardens at Moss Mountain

As one would expect from P. Allen Smith’s  Moss Mountain Farm, his gardens were absolutely incredible.  Mr. Smith led the garden tour and I’m sure he was telling everyone about all the different species and wonderful tidbits about each plant. Me?  I started out in the front of the line and somehow ended up being […]

Moss Mountain Farm

P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Garden Home Retreat

This week I had the privilege to participate in the Farm2Home event held at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm. P. Allen Smith is an author and television host based out of Arkansas.  His shows include Garden Home, Garden to Table, and Garden Style. He is passionate about promoting organic gardening, local foods and preserving heritage […]

I Need An Intervention

Since we last talked, I have acquired 2 more swarms.  Someone gave my name to Animal Control Services in a nearby town and they called one afternoon with a swarm of bees in a stack of pallets.   Dad and I boxed them up and took them to his house.  Thankfully, he already had an […]

Bee Stuff

The warm(ish) winter and spring have really jump started the bee hives. I went into winter with 2 hives.  Both hives had ample honey stores and were strong going into winter but one didn’t survive.  I’m not sure why.  Many experienced beekeepers in the area lost hives this winter so I wasn’t alone.  Most blamed the […]

Frontier Fun

The next day, we said goodbye to Monument Valley and drove north on Hwy 163. Our destination for the evening was Cortez, CO. For us, though, it’s really not about getting from here to there.  It’s what you find along the way that makes the trip memorable. One of the towns we went through was […]