The first time I read this quote it was captured in a Mary Englebreit painting with two little girls looking out the window at the world. The circumstances were the same for both girls yet one had a big, healthy smile and the other was a grump. It is our choice to decide how we… Read More Favorite Quotes: Abe Lincoln on being happy
My husband’s grandfather is 85 years young. He helped harvest these beautiful tomatoes from his grandson’s garden, which is also that grandson’s first attempt at a garden. “A Gardener’s Born” should be the name for this year’s crop as he’s learned all about how to get the best yield from his “Papa” and I was… Read More Fresh-From-the-Garden Tomato Sauce
Thanks to my third grade teacher, I knew peanuts – well, the part I knew as a peanut – grew underground like a potato. As a resident of rural south Georgia, I’m sure I’ve seen the plant growing in the field but not until a few weeks ago could I identify a peanut plant –… Read More Peanuts and Cotton: From the Field
Just like an ocean view changes with the weather and season, this field is an ever-changing interest in my life. This week they continue the harvest.
“Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” I saw that statement on fellow blogger’s Facebook page earlier this week and shared the link on my own page. This morning it yelled at me: “What are your goals? Write them down.” It’s like that question people ask you when they are getting to know you:… Read More Raising pygmy goats and chickens and other wishes
Our chickens, which I shared photos of earlier this year, are now laying eggs for us. Their yolks (I like mine popped) are such a gorgeous bright yellow.
I love driving by this cotton field everyday. This is my snow, the southern kind. The crop is almost ready to be brought in, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I started thinking about the year’s blessings today and what I have to be Thankful for, and honestly, in everything, not only including… Read More Cotton Pickin’ Sunset and Blessings
My sister and I gathered more green tomatoes, some eggplant, rosemary and a green pepper. The red tomatoes were green when I first picked them two weeks ago. We’ll likely roast them with the eggplant and rosemary with a few spritzes of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt and cracked pepper. We used the… Read More Happy harvest and Surprise sunset
Mom and I have a new tradition. Evening golf cart rides. There’s a few places in the area that have some excellent attractions: cows, pigs, old farms, peacocks. Tonight, we checked out the peacocks. Here’s a video of our trip. (I’m not a fan of peacocks. In fact, they freak me out. I think it’s… Read More Peacocks are a bit too impressive for me
Nothing like a summer afternoon rain shower.