• New eBook! Green Tomato Recipes

    by  • October 19, 2013

    I am really excited to announce the release of my new ebook, Green Tomato Recipes: Four Timeless, Tasty Recipes, which is available now on Amazon! I pulled together a few of my favorite green tomato recipes, as well as several methods for ripening green tomatoes indoors, and collected them in this useful little booklet....

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    October Garden

    by  • October 15, 2013

    I love the garden at this time of year. It’s put in a full season of growing, blooming, and feeding us and the wildlife in my neighborhood. It’s on its last legs, so to speak, but it’s no less peaceful or beautiful to me than it was back in May, when everything was new....

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    Early Spring Garden Tour: The Back Garden

    by  • April 1, 2013

    The weather was very nice over the weekend, and I spent as much of it as possible outside in the garden. My husband, the kids and I all worked together, planting, weeding, cleaning up, and doing some light construction and repairs. It was a very productive weekend, over all! I thought it would be...

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    by  • January 23, 2013

    I don’t know how often I’ll write here about Mouse, but I do know that writing has always made me feel better, and right now, boy do I need to feel better. I was unprepared for how hard losing Mouse would hit me. I was talking to my husband about it last night. We...

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    Remembering Mouse, 1999 – 2013

    by  • January 22, 2013

    I still remember the day we brought her home. I had it in my head to get another kitten. We went to the local pet store where we’d bought Bug (our black cat) and, originally, I had my eye on a fluffy little black cat. The fluffy one had a littermate, a little gray...

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    Lazy, lazy seed sowing

    by  • January 14, 2013

    We’re all busy, right? Personally, I work full-time from home, homeschool my 4 kids, have this obsession with cooking fresh meals for my family, and do a bit of “just for me” blogging on the side. And then there’s the novel writing. And the husband deserves some attention, too (wonderful man that he is.)...

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