On Creativity and Inspire Me Monday

I  have decided to become part of  Create With Joy and I beginning with their Monday posts Inspire Me Monday – Week 83 Welcome to Inspire Me Monday A place to share your creative inspirations Sharpen your creative vision and Showcase your creative talents! I invite you to inspire others and Nurture your creative spirit by Joining…… Continue reading On Creativity and Inspire Me Monday

Remember: One Mud Bath Per Year

Ah, farm life. Fresh air, plenty of room for children to run and play safely with a kind of freedom that is not possible in modern cities. Our children played more like children of generations past, building forts, scooping up minnows, catching tiny tree frogs and jumping in the hay loft. There were negative aspects to this…… Continue reading Remember: One Mud Bath Per Year

Spring, Growing, Green

Daily Prompt: Mad Libs Turn to your co-workers, kids, Facebook friends, family — anyone who’s accessible — and ask them to suggest an article, an adjective, and a noun. There’s your post title! Now write. Two and a half weeks ago, winter had one last laugh at us, whipping us with a winter storm. This spring…… Continue reading Spring, Growing, Green

There is More Than One Way to Win a War

Credit: http://www.mirror.co.uk veggie lovers wreck havoc on gardens Our garden enemies are sneaky and tenacious, focused on a single goal; to eat and store as much of our fresh produce as possible.They will climb inconceivable obstacles to achieve their goal., Remember all those animal tales and fables about the battle between the farmer and cute…… Continue reading There is More Than One Way to Win a War

A Plot of Earth: A Delight in Winter as Well as Summer

a pond calms the soul in any season You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan? Well, we have  already run a hobby farm for 20 years, with chickens, pigs, a calf, two horses and  a garden with 75 ft. rows. We merely rented,…… Continue reading A Plot of Earth: A Delight in Winter as Well as Summer

Daily Prompt: Free Association/ Welcome Growth in the Garden

Write down the first words that comes to mind when we say . . . . . . home.-  welcome . . . soil.- garden . . . rain.- growth Use those words in the title of your post.  Welcome Growth in the Garden  I have lingered in my own, inner desert Clinging to dried up…… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Free Association/ Welcome Growth in the Garden

Does Your Child Think Their Food Comes From The Grocery Store? Try Growing Even One Vegetable In a Pot

   For me, it was important that my kids  connect to the sources of their food in the  vegetable garden. This  was always the children’s domain as well as mine because I wanted them in the garden, connecting with the earth. As they participated in planting seeds, watering growing plants and picking fruit and vegetables, they became attuned to the rhythms of nature. …… Continue reading Does Your Child Think Their Food Comes From The Grocery Store? Try Growing Even One Vegetable In a Pot