• Transplanted

    As is usual this time of year, my day is spent gardening.  Each day brings a myriad of tasks to complete to bring beauty to our yard with flowers and to bring food to our table with fresh produce.  The biggest task at the moment is getting all our garden items planted and watered so that they all will have the opportunity to grow to maturity before summer’s end. Seeds and bulbs are relatively easily to put into the ground.  I stake out the plot and use line to make neater rows and assist me in planting.  I enjoy figuring out the best plant companions for better pest control and…

  • Leaving a Legacy

    I have been working through an interesting book lately called “Living Forward”.  The premise of the book is about how to stop drifting, design a life plan, and chart a plan that will help you achieve this plan.  The book appeals to me as I consider how I want to make the best use of this time in my life.  Drifting is an apt word that I feel applies to me lately as I move from the regulated world of going to work each day to a life at home and working on things like writing projects. I am a person who likes to set goals and plan my days.…

  • Late Spring

    As I walk around our acreage, the sounds of a myriad of birds greets me.  With our late spring their song was silent until just a short while ago.  Now the yard is teeming with birds of all kinds.  Even some geese seem to have made our home site as a stopping place.  At times I can hear the sweet chirps of robins and chickadees.  At others I can hear the louder squawks of the blue jays.  Even the hammering sound of the woodpeckers is music to my ears. Looking out this morning, I can see wisps of green on the trees – a promise of green leaves to come.…