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Crunchy, Pumpkin-y Goodness

Pumpkin Spice Granola https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2016/11/01/crunchy-pumpkin-y-goodness/

I’ve been on a granola kick lately. I love the crunchy texture in my yogurt and oatmeal (which I eat almost every day), so I go through a lot of granola. It all started when I bought a bag at the Amish store in town.  It was  flavorful and fresh,  but also pricey, so I knew I needed to […]

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 […]

Sweet Rewards

Last Sunday, my dad and I inspected the hives to check the honey production.  It was a hot, sunny afternoon and the bees were happy and paying no attention to us. The super we’ve been watching has filled up slowly over the past several weeks.   Here’s a frame from a couple of weeks ago. I was […]

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…” […]

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 […]

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, […]

My Best Garden Ever

My best garden ever is planned in January. Sitting by the wood stove, cat in my lap, dog at my feet, thumbing through seed catalogs  planning and dreaming of juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, and tall stalks of corn.  In this garden in my head, I have no bugs, no disease, no shortage of sun and rain, […]