Favorite Gardening Books

Favorite Gardening Books

I have a deep love for books of all kinds. Growing up I would stay up ’till all hours of the night reading novels. While I was teaching, and then while raising our children, I collected masses of children’s books. And now I adore gardening/flower books. I...
Ramp Pesto

Ramp Pesto

I had a friend ask for the recipe for the ramp pesto I made, and I thought I’d share just in case you had some ramps to use up. I adapted my favorite basil pesto recipe for ramps and was quite pleased with it. Just remember, it’s very potent stuff! Ramp...
May Day

May Day

If there is ever a day to put a flower crown on your cat, it’s May Day Yesterday was May Day! Traditionally, May Day is celebrated all over the world in different ways but clearly the arrival of spring and the ushering in of a new growing season is the common...
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

We are very fortunate that we have a lot of woodland as part of our farm. In fact, the vast majority of our property is woodland that is surrounded by two creeks on either side. Bryce has cut trails throughout and I take our dog, Rosie, for a walk every single day....
Wild Violets

Wild Violets

Last week, our daughter, Grace, ventured into the backyard to harvest some wild violets. She’s a senior in high school, so Covid-19 and the lockdown has had a significant impact on her. Therefore, we’ve been encouraging her, and her brother, to spend time...
Early Spring

Early Spring

It’s reassuring to me that even as the world seems to be in chaos and spinning out of control, the natural world continues on with no regard to such chaos. The daffodils are blooming, trees are budding and the garden has started producing. We are in growing zone...