Gardening (and living) between the stumps. Anything is possible.

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Growing Greens in Winter

Growing Greens in Winter

Winter can be a tough time for a gardener. Don’t get me wrong: I do love winter, the snowshoeing and skiing and baking and catching up on all the things I don’t have time for in summer because I’m outside all the time. But the […]

In Defense of the Humble Bread Machine

In Defense of the Humble Bread Machine

People either swear by their bread machine, or wouldn’t be caught dead with one in their kitchen. I know and love some in each camp. Myself, I’m a convert. I grew up in a house where everything was made from scratch. In fact, we didn’t […]

How the Food Dehydrator Saved My Garden

How the Food Dehydrator Saved My Garden

We make homemade pizza, and basil and oregano are essential ingredients. Pizza night happens fairly regularly, in fact nearly every weekend–often enough to prompt me to look to the garden. I grow both basil and oregano, but had never thought of drying herbs at home. […]

Myra Makes: A Creative Workbook for Kids

Myra Makes: A Creative Workbook for Kids

I love books. And I have young kids, so of course I love kids’ books! Journey to Cloud City is an engaging workbook full of open-ended activities that capture kids’ imaginations. I was given a copy of this book to review. Naturally, I had to test […]

Save Time In Spring: 3 Garden Tasks You Can Do Right Now

Save Time In Spring: 3 Garden Tasks You Can Do Right Now

Spring is finally here, and I can’t wait to get out in the garden and get may hands in the dirt…but wait, there are the rotting remains of last year’s vines, and the weeds… Don’t let this happen to you! There are a few things […]

Who Needs Vegetables When There Are Flowers?

Who Needs Vegetables When There Are Flowers?

It’s late summer. Weeds are abundant and thriving in my vegetable garden. The intended vegetable plants have not been so lucky; the ones that survived the temporary indulgence of the chickens are now in danger of being choked out by weeds. It’s been a busy […]

Biking as Meditation

Biking as Meditation

Mountain biking is a big part of what we do in the summer. Also in spring, and fall…anytime between mud and snow, really. Biking with the kids is usually fun, now that they’re old enough to keep up. (Actually, I now have to work to […]

First Fireworks of Spring 

First Fireworks of Spring 

The lovely blue bachelors buttons are in full bloom, and they look like mini fireworks popping up amongst the lily leaves! There are still a couple of weeks yet until summer. Never mind that we’ve had the wood stove burning almost every day of June […]