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GARDENING HELL... battling deer and now a groundhog!!!!
Monday, July 31, 2017      3 comments

OK. I now have a nicely fenced garden down by the barn, and still trying to keep small kitchen garden by the house for herbs, some more tomatoes & my asparagus. The deer have devastated the small garden by the house; but I've been trying to main... Read more
Moving furniture & boxes is a work out!
Monday, July 31, 2017      3 comments

Wow! Spent four hours Sunday w/friends moving furniture and boxes we've been storing in old mobile home here in WV (this stuff we've been storing is from our California homes, since 2012 & 2013) I know why I've been holding on to some of the fu... Read more
Pigging out on watermelon & cherries...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      2 comments

FOOD CONFESSION; Since July 4th I've been pigging out on cherries and watermelon; like 30-40 cherries for dinner; a medium watermelon for dinner & evening snacking until I go to bed. ... Read more
Farm - cut down big shrub!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      2 comments

Life continues on farm as hubby recuperates from hip surgery. I decided to finally cut down big old multi-limb shrub on the lower property, in preparation of repair work on old white shed it is growing into. I've never used a chain saw before; ... Read more
Summer update: finally saw 230#
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      2 comments

Hi been missing my spark peeps, so thought I better check in and provide an update. I've been totally wrapped up w/family & home since Feb 2017 when remodel & improvement of old porch area to sunroom began in earnest; Then my mom's knee replacem... Read more
garden worries- freeze predicted for tonight...
Sunday, May 07, 2017      1 comments

Well the cold has come, but snow missed us yesterday at current elevation; unfortunately freeze is predicted for tonight ... Read more
need DIY help for potting bench...
Friday, May 05, 2017      0 comments

We are having sunroom gutted & remodeled so have a lot of 2x4's sections coming out and want to recycle them to build potting bench for garden work area; so would appreciate any/all DIY design/plan comments & pointers. I've been cruising intern... Read more
garden worries -SNOW THIS WEEKEND!?#
Friday, May 05, 2017      4 comments

I am worried about my baby garden! They say possible snow this weekend emoticon Seriously! Last weeks we were... Read more
Sunny day today!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      6 comments

It is a beautiful day today! Gorgeous sunshine, chirping birds and buzzing bees enjoying the last of the peach blossoms. ... Read more
Asparagus damage !#$%#!!! & what's up w/these cheap clothes line pins/clips?????
Monday, April 10, 2017      2 comments

Well the snow we had last Thursday & Friday did a number on my baby asparagus bed emoticon I tried to cove... Read more
My bee suit came in & I look like the Michelin tire guy....
Thursday, April 06, 2017      2 comments

Hi peeps! Chris/hubby and I became bee-keepers last year. He took on the CEO position of handling bee box construction, painting,+heavy lifting tasks with me being the backup helper and gardener for both vegies & flowers & bee pollen related so... Read more
Hi all!! Sorry about being MIA ...
Monday, March 20, 2017      2 comments

Hey all, been a bit overwhelmed with farm & family stuff. Most fun was trip back to Blytheville Arkansas w/my mom to visit family; then of course turkey day in Norfolk VA. Jan & Feb I was back in Norfolk helping mom w/sale of her 2 condo/coop un... Read more
PS baby bee-hives arrived
Monday, August 01, 2016      4 comments

just had to let you know our baby bee hives arrived! Chris/hubby & I are so excited!!!! -mim... Read more
FYI - We received $1500 grant award!
Monday, August 01, 2016      2 comments

Despite all my frustration working on WV Humanities Council mini-grant, I am happy to report that we: (Monroe County Historical Society, WV) received the grant! I did however, get into some ice cream; and cookies and other things & actually... Read more
SPARK SOS- Getting frustrated & wanting to eat a quart of ice cream!!!
Friday, July 08, 2016      4 comments

OK. I've been working on securing a $1500 grant request for Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS); The WV Humanities Council has actually approved the grant i submitted, but there were some conditions... And like most govt related projec... Read more

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