Happily, I am the mother of Grayson, Cooper, and Delaney. This is my first Mother’s Day blog, and I’ve debated about the subject matter. I love being a mother. And while being a parent never ends, certainly mothering 23, 21, and 17 year olds is very different than mothering 13, 11, and 7 year olds.… Continue reading Mother’s Day: Taking My Own Advice
I wasn’t really sure if my garden project plans for 2019 would count towards my New Year’s resolutions, but then I used the phrase “I resolve to …” and everything seems to fit. So, here goes: In 2019, I resolve to: 1 – Learn about bees. I purchased a bee hive house last summer. My… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul. My daughter does have a beautiful soul - plus the pretty face, pretty mind, and pretty heart. There are so many things to express about this complex young lady. I’ve started this… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Delaney!
We are officially moving into the harvest season. I will have some successes, and I will have some busts. In order to learn and develop, I feel the need to document my efforts. Unfortunately, I start with a bust. My first corn harvest is dismal. I planted corn mainly for Brad. He grew up… Continue reading Two Ears of Corn
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home Your house is on fire and your children are gone All expect one, and that’s Little Anne For she has crept under the warming pan ~ Children’s Nursery Rhyme My love of ladybugs continues. Tuesday evening, I noticed that my yellow squash and zucchini plants were overrun with aphids. A… Continue reading Ladybug Liberation
In my first blog post, I stated that Patch405 was a place where I can “create my own little slice of heaven, restore my soul, and nurture those around me.” The book Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt helps me do all of that. The book is biblically based, and draws its core message… Continue reading Book Review: Just Open The Door by Jen Schmidt
It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific.’ ~ Beatrix Potter I wonder if the same is true for spinach. I imagine that most people reading my blog know Beatrix Potter and her tales of Peter Rabbit. In my idyllic world, I love Peter Rabbit. But in my world of… Continue reading No Stealing My Joy
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. ~ Luther Burbank My birthday is on Valentine’s Day, which is probably the most expensive day of the year to purchase flowers. I tend to be pretty sensible, so I have always discouraged Brad from sending me… Continue reading Happy May Day!
Lovely little ladybug sent from heaven above, please watch over my garden and fill it up with love. - Author Unknown I think that it’s pretty much common knowledge that ladybugs are seen as omens of good luck. I love ladybugs. In fact, we call my daughter Bug. For her very first Halloween, she was… Continue reading Finding Encouragement