Category: Gardening

Friends and enemies in the plant world

March 26, 2024

My friend, Eilene, is a wizard when it comes to all things baking, sewing, cooking, a million other things – and, of course, I can’t leave out...

Making do and feeling rich

March 19, 2024

We are all aware of the way the world is right now … the story can be seen everywhere. There’s pain at the gas pump, food costs have escalated,...

Dandelion salad anyone?

March 8, 2024

With spring right around the corner -- and as warm as the weather has been -- we will soon see dandelions popping up. I remember as a child, my...

The spring of possibilities

March 5, 2024

I literally exclaimed, out loud, “Oh, you are here!” when I saw them. It was with great excitement that I reached my hand into the mailbox and...

The mothers of invention

October 31, 2023

I grew up with familiar sayings which really rang true. My mother always said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” And her mother, Grandma...

Jiminy was a jerk

September 6, 2023

I closed my eyes tighter and rolled over so my good ear was buried in my pillow. I say “good ear” because I have one ear that works and another...

Necessity is the mother of invention

May 23, 2023

I’ve often said that while growing up, we didn’t necessarily live like the Rockefellers. We had what we needed, but we definitely weren’t people of...

Having the courage to can

May 16, 2023

I wrote several months ago about the incredible gadget that sits on my kitchen counter – the electric pressure cooker. It’s a very specific brand...