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December’s Garden

By |2020-01-13T20:20:59+00:00November 30th, 2019|

December is a month of transition in the gardener’s mind -- I look at it like a well-deserved break and savor every second. The growing season is well and truly over, but most of us are not quite ready to begin the daydreaming which will eventually lead to spring.  We're still thinking about this year's [...]

Nail It! Three Tricks to Make a Gorgeous Natural Wreath This Season

By |2018-12-20T17:04:01+00:00December 20th, 2018|

It's the weekend before Christmas, and even though you've tried to ignore it, the spirit is in the air and you have an itch to undertake one last decorating project: a natural wreath for the front door. Except...you've never really nailed the art of wreath making. 'Spindly' and 'amateurish' are words that figure prominently in [...]

Get Your Festive On

By |2018-12-10T15:08:20+00:00December 10th, 2018|

December. Joy, Mirth, and seventeen other one word slogans on cotton dishtowels.     Are you ready? We are sent out to achieve the impossible this month.  In the midst of lives already conducted at 75 mph, and without any real vacation time, we are asked to do the following ten tasks with a smile [...]

Christmas and Other Smells

By |2018-02-28T17:28:04+00:00December 18th, 2017|

Well, by the level of chaos around here I can only assume it's Christmas week. She's totally behind and muttering to herself a lot. I'm getting a lot of bones this week, and not just scavenged deer carcass ones either.  I guess it's easier to pull a steak out of the freezer and hand it [...]

A Better Black Friday

By |2018-02-20T20:40:44+00:00November 20th, 2017|

Whether we have fully accepted it or not, the holiday season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. You may reject the idea of Big Box lines at 2am for unnecessary gadgets and must-have technology (I do), but – completely against your will – you may also find yourself getting just a little excited at [...]