Our Memorial Garden

Losing Jack was the impetus we needed to finish our memorial garden. We’ve lost four pets over the years, and with the ashes piling up, we turned the area around Papa’s Dogwood into a small garden to sit and feel a little closer to our babies. We picked up concrete cat and dog sculptures at Harpers, […]

Peeled…and Stuck – Replacing Tile

Original Tile Flooring

March’s lions are roaring away outside as the wind blows. It’s a gorgeous sunny day in the Shenandoah Valley, but we aren’t really enjoying it.

We’re stuck inside because motivation struck late last night, and now the tile in the foyer has been replaced with a more modern version. My wrist […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs in the Shenandoah Valley

mighty oak

You know how when you move into a house, you start making lists… lists of what you need to buy, plant, do, fix, etc? I have a bunch of those lists.

One list addresses the fixes we want to make to the exterior of the house. Today I realized that I’ve missed […]

Making Rain – Water Barrels Deliver Free Water

rain barrel

Now that the risk of deep freeze is pretty much over, we spent some time today putting in two rain barrels. We are on a well this far out “in the country,” but I don’t want to overtax our water supply. Rain barrels are a logical choice, and after an initial investment […]

Our Home in the Shenandoah Valley

Well, we did it! My husband and I have just closed on our home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia!

Our new home is a set on the top of a hill, somewhat in the center of 5.5 acres. The builder and former owner sold flowers to florists, and there are large flower beds […]