Polyface Farms Lunatic Tour with Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin and salad bar beef

Monday Tim and I took prearranged personal days off from work to visit Polyface Farms, a local family-owned farm here in the Shenandoah Valley.  At the low cost of $10.50 each, we enjoyed over two hours of exploring the farm, listening to a farmer talk, and purchasing some […]

Butterfly Page Update

american copper butterfly

I’ve added a photo of an American copper butterfly to the Shenandoah Butterflies page. It stopped briefly on the Queen Anne’s Lace.

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

Don’t Pull All the Weeds

black swallowtail caterpillar on Queen Anne's lace

Well, I guess you can pull them all if you want, but I leave a few for the caterpillars…so we can continue to see Butterflies in Shenandoah!

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

Tree Frogs in Mason Neck State Park

These froggies are not on our farm in Shenandoah, but they’re so cute, I had to share them.

I took these photos at Hubby’s duty station in Mason Neck State Park, in Fairfax County, Virginia. The combination of a gentle rain, a warm light fixture, and an abundance of insects kept these little guys happy […]

My Grandmother’s Courting Frog

Mema's Courting Frog

I’m not one for fake animals in my yard. I have enough live deer, bunnies, turtles, and frogs to have no need for their concrete, bronze, or topiary brethren. So why is there a concrete frog in my birdbath?

My paternal grandmother, Mema, loved flowers. She had large beds and small […]