the plum tree war

We love our Royal Mountain Blue Plum Tree. Love love love. Sun warm sweetness, tiny, and gorgeous colors, they are awesome treats come Fall. And living in a zone 4 growing area, that’s saying something! Over the years we have had little garden losses here and there, nothing major. Weather, clay like soil, and garden…

Happy Summer Solstice!

My garden was calling me, it does this sometimes. It was telling me I need to take a break! It is simply my most favorite place to be, and the only thing that makes it better is when my dogs join me… You just can’t beat hang time with plants and dogs! Happy Summer Solstice!…

building a ‘dog pond’ – day #1

All of my garden and home projects start off with a little idea, mostly on a whim, and when I have time on my hands. Time can be an extra five or ten minutes, but give me hours and things really get changed up. I never put a time limit on a project, I just…

dirt for the soul kind of day

If you can garden this time of year in the mountains, it’s a treat. Harvesting the last of the chard, delicada squash, and herbs. Collecting seeds for next years garden dreams, transplanting, moving, and degrassing flower beds. It’s more or less playing in the dirt, a soul kind of day. The only thing that makes…

borage, the garden conundrum

When our garden gets to this point in the summer it isn’t hard to work and play, and totally get lost in it! My kids, dogs, and I were pretty much absorbed in dirt and plants for the better part of two days. Over the past month our polite little plants decided to take off….

time for some garden eye candy!

Working in the garden is so good for the soul. When I’m super busy with life, my dogs and I disappear into the garden, even if only briefly, so we can just take a nice deep breath! So from my garden to your eyes, enjoy! Nancy