farmers market purchases
Running low on tomatoes or cucumbers in your garden? If so, hit one of the Shenandoah Valley’s many farmers markets and get just about anything!
My favorite market is the Harrisonburg Market. Many no-pesticide farmers and just about every fruit one would want. It’s worth a 45-minute drive Saturday mornings!
This market […]
Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service!
How nice! Instead of expecting a gift from its guests, NPS gave a gift to the public: free admission at national parks.
Hubby and I took advantage of the free entry by visiting Shenandoah National Park for a hike.
stacey & tim
page valley view
It’s a steamy August here in the mid Atlantic, and the garden is still plugging along. Some great production and some not so great — the cucumbers are slowing down, the onions were tiny, the garlic harvest was great, and the peppers have flourished.
The tomatoes… well, they’re hanging in there! I try to […]
On a recent visit with my sister in Roanoke, we were blessed with a beautiful clear morning after a week of very hot and humid weather.
My active sister suggested we take a short hike at Roaring Run, a beautiful little 1.5 mile round-trip hike about an hour from her home. I had […]
I tell Master Gardener friends that I live on a cold little ridge in the western part of Shenandoah County. Some of them tease me that I’m imagining it’s colder “up here” at 1,300+ feet, but it truly is! When you add in that chilly breeze from West Virginia blowing through the gap, it’s downright […]