1 - The end of the glass tax in England helped spur the greenhouse movement. 2 - The first written account of composting appears on clay tablets around 2300 BC. 3 - Charcoal briquettes are linked to Henry Ford and the wood used to build Model Ts. 4 - The first scarecrows were people. 5… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned Today
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 am happy to report that one New Year’s Resolution is complete: I have officially planted my strawberry patch! The weather in Oklahoma is always erratic. You plan for that as best you can, but March and April were difficult. It seems that every weekend was cold and/or rainy. And there is always the wind!… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution #4
Oh my goodness, I don’t know where to begin. So many different thoughts are converging! I have the grand opportunity to review new books through a company called Net Galley. I have been introduced to some lovely books through this program. For the last week I’ve been sitting in the sand and sun on the… Continue reading Vacation = More Planning
I met my father-in-law for the first time in 1991. He was 68 years old. His name was Loren. I don’t know that I ever heard anyone call him that. LA, Larry, or Pappa B - those are the names I knew. As some people grow older, they lose their filter and say just about… Continue reading Chicken Craze
Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with a dream. ~ Josephine Nuese Oh, the dreaming I have done this month! I have spent many hours snuggled up in front of the fireplace looking at pictures… Continue reading Dreaming in January
The busy bee has no time for sorrow. ~ William Blake I’m definitely making progress on New Year’s resolution #1 – Learn about bees. Last weekend, I took a two-day class with Tonya Wells of Queen Bri’s Honey. It’s an exhaustive class covering everything from state restrictions to hive construction, best beekeeping practices, and pests.… Continue reading Let The Bee Adventure Begin!