What Sandy Left Behind

snowy mountains closeup

A hurricane in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is always a big event. When that hurricane lasts days, stretches for 500 miles, and hits a cold front, it makes history.

Hurricane (and later tropical storm) Sandy made her presence known Saturday October 27th as the first bands of clouds began to descend […]

Hokie in ‘Hoo Country for Surgery

Dad pre surgery

3:45 am. Yep, that’s evidently a real time. I know this because my sister finally succeeded in waking me up for good at our little hotel room this morning. After an early bedtime I had hoped to get a decent night’s sleep, but evidently Lisa doesn’t sleep well when she’s […]

Bushel of Apples – Wordless Wednesday

Apple Bushel

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

A Little Autumn Color

The weather has been all over the place in the last week! Crisp and cool, hot and sunny, blustery and breezy… There’s a little bit of autumn color on the trees near the barn. Happy Autumn!

Autumn Color at the Barn

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Golden Blends Barbecue – Buying Local

golden blends barbecause sauce

Golden Blends Sauce

Tim and I spent a couple of hours over the weekend at “The Festival of Leaves” in downtown Front Royal, Virginia (that blog post will come later this week). It’s a nice small festival with plenty of opportunities to support local charities, buy from area crafters and vendors, as well […]