The Den

Growing up, we had a room in our house that was designated as a catch-all: a place to store things forgotten that you weren’t ready to forget, a place to iron clothes, and a place to hide Christmas presents from prying eyes… It’s also where a majority of our houseplants, in varying stages of theirContinue reading “The Den”

Pileated Maple.. Maybe

There’s an old, dying tree out back that was old and dying when I bought this place a few years ago. It’s upright and alright – but this tree has decayed to the point where it can’t be identified. However, I would assume it’s in the maple family based on its size and what’s growingContinue reading “Pileated Maple.. Maybe”

Foxglove and Daylily: A Tale Of Two Sisters

In the fall, my daughters will take on the next scholastic chapters in both of their young and wonderful lives. Penny, eight this coming August, will go into third grade – which I hear is a real doozy in modern times. It’s probably even more-so being that half of this year past year – andContinue reading “Foxglove and Daylily: A Tale Of Two Sisters”

Jam On (Recipe At The End)

There’s always been a plan to plant things to grow things to sustain us here at our little homestead – and throughout the course of the pandemic, we made some serious headway: 8 Apple Trees (6 that are a sure thing). 10 Blueberry Bushes (8 that are putting out an impressive amount of fruit.. 2Continue reading “Jam On (Recipe At The End)”