Confessions of a Vegetable Garden

I had the best intentions this year, really I did.  I meant to follow, to the letter, all the gardening advice I was spewing forth regarding how to close down the garden for the winter. “Be sure to clean out all your beds that you’re not planting winter...

John C Campbell Folk School

This last weekend was one of my dreams come true!  I went to the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. for a class in woodturning.  It was everything I’d hoped it would be and more – and those are the best kind of dreams come true! The hardest part...

the Gift of Making a Memory

Every Christmas, I face the challenge of making that particular Christmas unique.  Last year, I encouraged the kids to make their gifts for one another and to see how creative they could get,  spending the least amount of money.  It definitely was a memorable...

New Year’s Resolutions

I’m a firm believer in writing up resolutions for the New Year.  I figure if I do even one day of the intended goal, I’m further ahead than if I hadn’t set the goal at all. I’m sure there are many who would fault my logic but hey, it works for...