Friday, December 30, 2016

December Days

Dear Friends,

December has flown by as fast as a live trap catches a possum! 

AnnaMarie and I took a class on identifying trees by their twigs and bark (some are pretty hard!), and we've been practicing keying out the trees in our woods (like this shingle oak twig).

The birds have been flocking to the feeders with the colder weather. We try to wonder who will feed them when we're not here next year. . . .

Christmas was special this year, being on Sunday. We went to a short church service, then spent the day quietly enjoying each others' company (and some presents!). Now it's time to started sorting, cleaning, and ridding ourselves of all the extra things we have accumulated these past six years, getting ready to move (this time for real). My, how they add up!

I hope that your December has been a profitable one, full of many sweet blessings. Here's to a happy, peaceful new year!



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Heirloom Gardener Magazine

 Dear Friends,

Do you subscribe to the Heirloom Gardener Magazine? If so, you will see an article written by little ol' me! I wrote it over one year ago, so it has been quite the wait to see if finally in print!

I submitted two articles, one on yarrow, and one on shiso, two herbs that I grow in my own garden and love. The shiso article is the one featured in the Winter 2016 issue, which I just received in the mail today.

If you have never read "Heirloom Gardener," I would highly recommend it for anyone learning how to garden, and also for those who have gardened for a while, but are looking for new ideas. There are also helpful herbal home remedies and crafts. Here is a link to the website where you can subscribe to this magazine.

Till next time,