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My father and grandfather used this tried and true method of calculating when to plant their crops. I remember them guarding their Farmers Almanac’s , Moon Sign Books, and Companion Planting Guides like they were treasure, and in a way they were. 339 more words

Back To Basics

To the moon and back

Moon Gate

The idea of a pen pal caused a thrill for me as a young writer and introverted bookworm. Once upon a time there was a powerful allure in a connection to someone you might never see in person who lived in a far off place and looked at life completely differently. 825 more words


Ants are bullies!

This morning I walked out to water the garden and little sprouts are peeking out! How exciting!

How adorable is that!! Along with Mr. Bean, sweet peas, squash, and eggplant were all starting! 337 more words


Learning Dirty: My Self-Taught Summer Camp

I always get very antsy to learn new things during the Summer.  I know, technically, May isn’t Summer, but that is when the itch to learn starts getting too strong to ignore (and around Arkansas, it sure FEELS like Summer).   80 more words

Summer Camp 2015

Sampling and Design Boards

There’s a whole lotta sample taking going on in our life, right now.  The collecting and montaging of design boards for floor, window, fireplace and bathroom fixture sampling is never ending.  270 more words

Indian Grove

Come Snow or High Water

The winter of 2015 has been a fierce one to be sure. Regions unfamiliar with snow have been pelted with it, and those already accustomed to snow have put up with it to an even greater degree. 134 more words



The Farmer’s Almanac says for Morehead City, the coastal area vs. inland New Bern:

FEBRUARY 2015: temperature 46° (avg.); precipitation 3″ (1″ below avg.); Feb 1-7: Rain to snow, then sunny, cold; Feb 8-14: Rainy, mild, then sunny, cold; Feb 15-18: Rain arriving, milder; Feb 19-22: Sunny, cold, then mild; Feb 23-28: Rainy periods, mild. 72 more words