It's officially autumn! Yay! It's time for pumpkins, hayrides, apple picking, fall decorating and, of course, tucking the gardens in to nap for a few months. We Can’t Wait for the Red Maples to Start Turning This year, I learned the importance of mulching my plants in the spring. When I was unable to get… Continue reading Autumn Colors and Mulching Experiments
We set her up and we cleaned her. She was blown into the woods and we retrieved her. We patched her up and anchored her down, but two nights of wind storms proved to be too much for our little greenhouse (affectionately named Greeneth McHothousen). So, the greenhouse bit the dust, but luckily the seedlings… Continue reading Hello Windowsills and Goodbye Greeneth McHothousen
This time last year I was sleeping 8 hours a night, watching my many seedlings pop up, mixing spring cocktails and writing about spring fever (SPRING FEVA-is how it's pronounced around here). This year, I'm coming back into the blog world a whole new lady. I'm looking a little more tired than usual, my seeds… Continue reading Is It Spring Fever Or Teething?
The yard is just as colorful as it was this summer when the gardens were in full bloom. Now, everything is dying and going to sleep for the duration of the cold months ahead. As my marigolds wither and my pumpkins start to get spots, the bright, colored tree leaves dance and accumulate in delicate… Continue reading The First Heavy Frost & A New Beginning of Things
My fingers are sticky and there is melted chocolate on my keyboard. Steam is rising from the sink and my goopy dishes are soaking. The oven is cooling down now, but it has helped to bring a little warmth into the kitchen on this rainy, autumn morning. Coffee has been poured, baked goods have been… Continue reading Gluten-Free Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies: They Won’t Save Humanity, But They Taste Pretty Good