Because I had been sick, I recently missed doing one of my favorite things. Daddy called and asked if I would be up to helping drop potatoes one Saturday morning or afternoon. Well, of course, I wanted to say, "Yes!" I'd been waiting for this since I knew it's about that time again and … Continue reading Droppin’ Taters
Squash Bugs Everywhere!
I practically grew up in family vegetable gardens since before I can remember. Both sets of my grandparents had large "family gardens." Mama's parents planted enough of a variety of vegetables for themselves, my aunt's family, and Mama's family, as well as some truck farming. Papaw Holley planted acres of purple hull peas and hired … Continue reading Squash Bugs Everywhere!
Bringing You Up to Date
I have been gone longer than I intended. The time away was spent regrouping, filling in some places in my novel manuscript that I felt were lacking on “color.” Soul searching and recharging have been important, also. In the meantime, as the old saying goes, “life happens.” Our family has had plenty of “life” happening … Continue reading Bringing You Up to Date
This past week our corn in the family garden “came in,” or ripened. In all the years my kids were growing up it never crossed my mind to take them with me spending the night before picking something in large amounts. The older I am, the more wisdom I see behind Mama taking my brother … Continue reading Pullin’ Corn
Gifts From My Daddy
I wrote my Mother’s Day post about my Mama, so naturally I’ve been thinking of what to write about my Daddy for Father’s Day. The memories I made with Daddy are very different than the ones with Mama. This time of the year, we have vegetable gardening that can keep us busy at Mama’s and … Continue reading Gifts From My Daddy
FRESH PRODUCE IS SUCH A TREAT
I love everything about a produce garden. When I was young, Mama’s, and Daddy’s families planted and raised produce gardens. They planted some of the same things, and a few things were different according to family favorites. We kids helped with almost every step of the process. Our papaws did all the plowing. From when … Continue reading FRESH PRODUCE IS SUCH A TREAT
I was blessed to be able to do one of my favorite things today. I got up and went to my Mama's and Daddy’s house to help with the family garden. This is one of those things that make me happy on a lot of levels. It’s nice to know there are things I can … Continue reading Family Treasure
Appreciative That God Doesn’t Neglect Me
One day, I was cleaning up in the kitchen moving things around scrubbing the counter really good. I discovered that my Snake Plant had gotten pushed behind some other things, and so I had forgotten about it. It should have withered and died by now, but I saw that it was sending up new shoots … Continue reading Appreciative That God Doesn’t Neglect Me