Lessons Learned

I tend to bite off more than I can chew. A LOT! I have no idea why I decide I can do certain things that are beyond most women physically, but I jump right in and then find out I’m in over my head. For the last few weeks I’ve blogged about my journey with...

You Can Do Hard Things!

I’ve been working on installing a DIY patio now for several weeks. By myself, I dug out the area and transported the sod to the backyard where it can be tilled and incorporated into a deep slope. By Saturday, I had finished digging out all the sod and spent that...

Patio Update

I am continuing to work on the patio area when it is not raining. I got a little more dug out today, but it was very hot, muggy, and buggy. The gnats were terrible. It seems lavender repels them a little, and I have a spray that I use to keep them away from my face as...

Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

I love old sayings like the one in the title of today’s blog. They can be an encouragement to work hard and not give up. I found this old saying in The Long Winter, a book by Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a child, and as an adult, these says flit through my mind...

Preparing the Garden And Yourself for Seasonal Changes

It’s that time of year. Time to close up some areas of the garden, clean off and prep other areas, and yes, time to plant some fall crops. Actually, I am late in planting my fall crops of collards, turnips, and mustard greens. Not to change the subject— or...

The Garden Life

The garden life— One of my favorite YouTubers uses that term a lot. Her channel is all about gardening inside and outside our homes and making relaxing spaces. You can check her channel out by googling Linda Vater. I’m understanding that term more and more as I...