Backyard Sandbox

Backyard Sandbox

Sagan and Solen were surprised when they got home from school and found a brand new sandbox their Papaw and I built for their 6th birthday!  We were able to acquire the cedar lumber from a sawmill in then next town over for only $30. They even precut all the pieces to...
Earth Day Tips

Earth Day Tips

In honor of Earth Day, I think it would be fun to share some Earth friendly tips on how to better take care of our planet. Here you can listen to my interview with Kat Powers on Palestine’s KYYK radio station where we talk sustainability and what each of us can do at...
Upcycled Herb Garden

Upcycled Herb Garden

An old fire pit makes a darling little herb garden.  A few weeks ago I built a new fire pit with some concrete blocks and mortar to replace an old metal pit. I always try to see if an object has functionality and could be repurposed instead of throwing it away. It...
A Fairy Village in Palestine’s Dogwood Trails

A Fairy Village in Palestine’s Dogwood Trails

I have spent the last several weeks building miniatures for the first ever Faerie Garden contest in the crown jewel of Palestine, the Davey Dogwood Park. From mini farmer’s markets to mini sweet shops and houses, almost everything in this scene is organic and...
Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

We had enough collards for a meal! Turns out Daniel’s brother, Solen loves to eat (and harvest) them. We will harvest again in another week or so. Our garden is the gift that keeps on giving. Planting instructions for collards (Zone 8, Southwestern US): Prepare...