Category Archives: Gardening

It’s Spring! Time for Yard Work, and Planning My Trip to Virginia and the HEAV Convention (with a Giveaway)

It’s April and time for me to plan my annual trip to Virginia! I’m so excited to be spending a bit more than two weeks visiting friends and family (including a visit to my sister at Poplar Spring Farm) and … Continue reading

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Potato Casserole and New Peas (Gluten, Dairy, and Corn Free)

Mondays are supposed to be meatless around here but I couldn’t resist adding a little bacon to this recipe. There were no leftovers. PrintPotato Casserole and New Peas Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes Yield: 9×13 … Continue reading

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Too Lovely For Indoors

We played hooky a bunch this week. The weather finally got warm enough to be really nice (and then in typical Virginia fashion got hot and humid!). The children played and played. We went to a church softball game, had … Continue reading

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Garden Progress

There was some other work that needed to be done too, so out we went. I had moved several loads of compost into the pea bed earlier in the week, so planting the peas went fairly quickly. This was a … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring!

Right about this time of year, I am ready to start planting things. Generally the weather tantalizes me with a few nice days and then returns to winter grey and cold. When that happened this year I decided to do … Continue reading

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First Days of Spring

The past several days have been pretty and warmish. Warm enough to tempt us all outside, even Jack got to play on the porch in the sun! I’ve adjusted the schedule to make room-time later by two hours which gives … Continue reading

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Early Spring?

Supposedly the groundhog didn’t see his shadow on Saturday and we are due for an early spring! I sure hope so, as at least one child has been sick every week since Christmas and that is starting to get a … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say!

So I’ve mentioned several times in the past few months that the giant privet tree in the backyard shades my garden too much. Today F decided to do something about it. This is what happens when you let the children … Continue reading

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The Sunflower

The garden bed in front of the house faces south and tends to be hot and dry. This year I decided to plant it with tall, heat tolerant things and installed a soaker hose. My hope was that enough plants … Continue reading

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Trying of Souls

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man … Continue reading

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