Saving Seed and Handmade Packets

gaillardia

Seedheads are maturing in the garden, so it’s time to start collecting!

I like to look the stems of some plants to know when it’s time to collect the seeds. With the gaillardia at right, the three left seed heads aren’t ready to collect, but the two on the right are. (Click to […]

Master Gardener Plant Sales

fritillary on echinacea

Looking for a good deal on plants? Check out your local Master Gardener group’s plant sale!

Master Gardener plant sales often include plants dug up from the members’ own gardens. The Master Gardeners dig them, divide them, pot them, and baby them until they get to pass them on to the […]

Virginia Wine and Craft Festival in Front Royal

Wine Tasting

Wine…Crafts…Fair Food…a perfection combination!

Saturday the sun shone bright in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Tim and I decided to attend the Virginia Wine and Craft Festival in the Town of Front Royal, Virginia. With over 100 vendors (as published on the website), there were plenty of opportunities to drink, shop, and […]

Happy 58th Birthday Dad with Hummingbird Cake

Every year we celebrate birthdays in our families. We aren’t always together, but we always talk by phone, send a card, or get together a week or so before or after.┬áMom and Dad decided to visit the farm Saturday, so I got up early in the morning to make cupcakes for Dad’s birthday.

By the […]

Merry Christmas 2011

Christmas is a little harder this year. Dad has been diagnosed with cancer, so most of the smiles are forced, but time spent with family is to be treasured.

Stacey, Mom, & Dad

Tim, Stacey, & Sophie

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