A Few of The Things My Daddy Taught Me

Me and Daddy

We lost Daddy this week after a three-year battle with cancer.

I’m heart broken, and my eyes are puffy, and I can’t breathe through my nose, but amid all of the tears, something wonderful happened. The people he knows came together with family to share stories of a man who […]

Blooming Today in the Shenandoah Valley

After that bleak winter, the farm is still exploding with pretty blooms! I’ve added a few new plants, thanks to shopping with Mom and NSVMGA’s annual Garden Fest. In fact, I’m having a hard time making myself work in the vegetable garden because I just want to weed and plan and add more pretty bloomers.


Happy Spring with a Lemon Flower Cake

It is FINALLY spring! Spring means I come out of my annual winter hibernation and start to feel human again. The weather is still unpredictable, but the calendar says I should be gardening and emerging back into the warmth.

Part of that emergence this year is participating in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Volunteer […]

It’s a Small Small World With the Power of Pinterest

Just a little reminder of how little this big, old world can seem.

On a visit to my sister, her hair stylist fit us in late in the evening for hair cuts. As we are sitting there talking, she asked how I stored my canned goods and if I had thought about painting the edges […]

Snowy Allegheny Range

Snowy Allegheny Range

More snow…but at least it’s pretty, right?

*** 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.***