It’s here! Spring’s finally arrived, keeping me happily busy sunup to sundown. I don’t mind winter, but wanted to say, “ENOUGH already!” when it seemed to last an eternity this year. Warm thoughts to my friends in the Midwest, feeling those chilly temps even longer than us! When the first green popped up, I was ready to dance like Snoopy from the Peanuts gang! So what if some of the vegetation sproutin’ were weeds? They’re green! Recently, I’ve even learned to appreciate and eat certain weeds. Come peek at what I’ve got cookin’...
A Day Away...A Farmgirl Roadtrip to Hartford County, Connecticut
Charming. Quaint. Historic...These words describe my favorite places. We’ve recently spent a family day finding just that! What do dinosaurs and heirloom seeds have in common? Both are found in New England! Come take a Suburban Farmgirl road trip with me to Hartford County, Connecticut!
A Suburban Spring
The ol’ quote says, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”. I’m feeling that way about spring, and it’s refreshing arrival! After a long winter of cold temps that started here six months ago, I can’t wait to smell warm, dark, earth, and dig in the garden under the sun. It’s a time in New England when the earth “wakes up”. (Although with chilly, below-normal temps for April, I’m thinkin’ Mother Nature’s overslept)! Not to worry...there’s plenty of signs of spring, so if it hasn’t arrived for you yet, it can’t be too far away!
Hooray for Spring! Join me in celebrating the Earth!
Comfort on Four Legs
Something spectacular is happening daily in my daughter’s school. Since December, therapy dogs have been in the halls and classrooms. Brought in for comfort after December 14th, these furry, four-legged souls have brought so much more.
March Madness!!I’m a “planner”, always trying to think ahead, stay organized, and not get too stressed. But sometimes life has other plans, and things just get C-R-A-Z-Y. Like so many other suburban moms, life can get hectic, like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes ya just wanna say, “Slow the ride down, we’re going too fast!” So far March has been madness!
"Get busy! Spring's coming!"
Flying Chickens and Other Kitchen MishapsI recently reorganized my kitchen. Our home’s hub, it’s where meals are shared, crafts and homework’s done, and friends gather. We don’t eat out often; it’s costly, usually non-organic and often disappointing. Anything we order, I can make. I’m tickled when asked cooking advice. Cooking’s part skill, part creativity, and lots of practice! Now, I’m not one to brag, but in the kitchen I feel like a black-belt Ninja! It wasn’t always so . ...
A Ton of FunAs a kid in Houston, I really didn’t have “winter” clothes. We’d wear flip-flops almost year round, and my “coat” was more of a jacket. The first time I saw snow up North, I was so excited I phoned my family in Texas at the crack of dawn! Now, snow’s part of life in Connecticut, and most of us don’t give it much thought other than checking to see if school’s called off. So when warnings came through about a history-making blizzard, we got prepared (not panicked). “Nemo” was bringing a snowfall our area hadn’t seen at once in several decades. What’s a farmgirl to do with a ton of snow? Have a ton of fun!
Look! A "Snowy Owl"!