Category Archives: Garden

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, […]

I Don't Even Know Where To Start

This spring, I had great intentions to keep updates about the garden current.  Once the weather warmed though, I have been frantically trying to clean up flower beds, get the garden planted, tend to chicks and bees, and work. I’ll start with the chicks.  I received my meat chickens (broilers) 2 weeks ago. Last year, I housed them in […]

How to Make New Metal Look Old

When I told Allen I wanted to have a corrugated metal ceiling and shower in the master bedroom and bath at the lake house, I got “the look”. You know “the look”.  Everyone you know has their own unique “look” for the unexpected request.  For Allen, the look starts when I open my mouth and say, “I’ve been thinking…” […]

Hometalk

In January, I had surgery on my hand.  As I was recovering, I enjoyed reading other blogs and looking at information and ideas for our lake house renovation. During this time, I found the website Hometalk.  Hometalk is like a Pinterest site with more of a ‘how-to’  feel to it.  Tons of projects are posted here (or with […]

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 […]

70's House Master Bath

First, let me say I am SO excited about this master bath makeover! If you remember, the master bath consisted of the original  31″ x 31″ baby blue shower, with matching sink, matching paneling, and trim.  Lovely. The total size of the bathroom was 9 ft. x 40 “.   Small. Smaller than small.   Next to […]

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 […]

Canning Beans in Winter

Every year, the garden seems to have a different vegetable star. Last summer was deemed the  summer of tomatoes and pinto beans.  I had so many tomatoes, I ended up picking them straight from the garden, bagging them in Ziploc bags and tossing them in the freezer.  I did the same with the beans.  By the end of summer, […]

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 […]