Thursday, June 21, 2018

New Potatoes Don't You Love them?

Oh my gosh, how I love this time of the year!  Fresh vegetables coming into season are so great!  Today the freshly dug new potato is the topic.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Freezing Butter Beans & Cooking Them

Oh the butter beans, it seems one either loves them or hates them.  I grew up with a mama and grandparents who really liked them.  They were a staple in our family gardens for sure.  Let's face it in southern vegetable gardens butter beans were on the must have list!  They still are as far as I'm concerned. 

Friday, June 8, 2018


I guess I should add personal hygiene tips to this post.  I don't have that many but will share what works for me.  Sometimes being a little bit of a minimalist helps with this one, at least that's what I've discovered.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Simple Sunday: Nests, Gardening, and a Hummingbird Video

Eggs in Nest Oil Painting

I love the wildlife that surrounds us.  Birds and their beautiful nests I especially love.  A quick picture taken will not harm the little ones and when they hatch I sometimes save and display them.  Today I was playing around with a photo editor for the results seen in this post.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Mama always wanted me to hang ferns on this porch of mine.  I wish I had, for her but just didn't relish watering and babying them with the hot sun that shines down on this porch.  

Although the ferns I purchased recently don't hang, I hope they can survive the Summer out here.  We will see. 

Gwen mentioned the ferns to me at the farmer's market, Southern Produce and Plants for locals. Somer said this particular variety of fern would make it in our hot sun.  It's called Kimberly Queen.