[Short Post] Comin’ Up Due

Photo: Shoutout to my friend Marney Mae over at The Salted Banana, one of my favorite blogs on the web because I love her pictures and thoughts so very much. I do believe that the nasturtium in my flower boxes are now second generation from the seeds she sent me last year. They are breathtaking…

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[Bloggy Fail] Full Bandwidth

  It was bound to happen: I’d hit the Holiday Wall of Fa-la-la-la-CRAZYTOWN TOO MUCH TO DO. And, well, here I am. Having had to go into the city today, I actually hand wrote most of a blog post in my notebook today. Welp, my notebook is downstairs and I’m up here and I have…

[Fail Post] Blame it on the Late Summer Night

  There is peace in my home right now. Crickets are chirping a late summer song. The dryer is humming, filling the farmhouse with the smell of perfumed fabric softener. There is evidence of the chaos of our day: Batman lays haphazardly on the television stand, three bunch socks rest on the floor in a…

[Fail Post] A Time to Call Home

Photo: Two little boys got breakfast and a show when workmen came with chainsaws to take care of the dead trees yesterday morning. The resulting wood was a fun climbing wall for two little boys, and hopefully good fuel for our planned fire pit. Of course, given the way next month is going to go…

[Short Post] But with a Preview…

Photo: Two out of my four tomato plants, grown from seed. Martha Stewart says that Millennials are feckless, lazy and mollycoddled… and that we don’t know how to grow anything. Well, Martha, here is one of my abundantly growing beds, full of tomatoes and other plants! Also, Martha, if I needed some woman’s unnecessary and unsolicited critique, I’d…