Hibernating Under the Hydrangea

So many people love Fall.  Really, really, love Fall.  Cooler weather, that smell, changing of the leaves, Pumpkin Spice everything - and I mean everything, just yesterday I saw a sign at a large auto dealership that read, "Pumpkin Spice Oil Change now available."  That made me laugh much harder than it should have.  Probably … Continue reading Hibernating Under the Hydrangea

Winter Whitewashing

A friend gave us apples from their apple trees, and I think I can safely say that I am done with apples for 2015.  I've made 22 pints of applesauce, 6 pints of apple pie filling, 9 pints of apple butter, 10 pints of apples in cinnamon syrup,  and at least 2 apple crisps.  I … Continue reading Winter Whitewashing

August. Too early to signal Autumn?

Recently The Goat and I visited Madison, Wisconsin.  We were gone 10 days, that's it, just 10 days.  But somehow, in those 10 days our yard went from a lush and overabundant green oasis to a dry, yellow, and crunchy yard!  Earlier in the Summer it was difficult for me to relate to the water shortage … Continue reading August. Too early to signal Autumn?