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Garden Surprises

Garden Surprises

Fall is officially here, so it seems a bit odd to be posting about the garden, but it appears that this year’s garden is a late bloomer, so to say. The first garden surprise is the fact that we even have a garden.  It was in the long-term plan, but I had resolved that it would not be happening this year due to the new business craziness. But, then Craig decided to build a garden, and … Read entire article »

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P. Allen Smith’s #Bean2Blog – Part One

P. Allen Smith’s #Bean2Blog – Part One

Wow. A week ago today, I had the unique and amazing opportunity to spend the day at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home on Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas with 17 other bloggers. If you don’t know, P. Allen Smith is often referred to as “the Martha Stewart of the South”. He’s an outdoor living guru – covering everything from gardening to food to design on his PBS shows, YouTube channel, and books. Moss Mountain … Read entire article »

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Finding Farmers’ Markets and Harvest Fun

Finding Farmers’ Markets and Harvest Fun

I was going to put together a list of Farmers’ Markets in Central Arkansas, but then I found that Julie over at Real Food in Little Rock already had a great list of Farmers’ Markets in Little Rock.  Go Here to check it out. If you’re not in Little Rock, check out Local Harvest’s Website to find a Farmers’ Market near you. You can search a variety of different types of resources by zip code. And, if … Read entire article »

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Winter Gardening fun with the Gigglin’ Garden Gang #GoGreenNGiggle #CBias

Winter Gardening fun with the Gigglin’ Garden Gang #GoGreenNGiggle #CBias

Teaching my kids about being responsible citizens and taking care of the environment is important to me, and one of the best tools I’ve found to do so is our little garden, which I’ve blogged about several times.  Now that it’s winter, we miss playing in the dirt and watching things grow in our garden. Also, many of you readers as well as my local friends have voiced an interest in gardening with kids but … Read entire article »

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It’s Spring. Time to make the Veggies!

It’s Spring. Time to make the Veggies!

Although temps have gotten down right chilly over the past few days, there are still plenty of signs that Spring is in full swing right outside our window. Craig and the kids get all the credit for our front flower bed.  Meanwhile, mother nature has been at work too.  The trees are budding and blooming, the birds are singing, and the rains are keeping the creek babbling happily.  The woods behind the house are turning green … Read entire article »

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There’s a Word for That: Squash

There’s a Word for That: Squash

The official Fall season is one week old today.  Even though the weather here in the south isn’t very Fall-like yet, there’s another way to tell that it’s Fall. Squash.  I was given these beauties by the Hankins family.   They gave me even more, but I gave some to the neighbor. Luckily tomorrow is my turn to make the supper swap dinner.  Have you ever seen such huge zucchini? In the midst of trying to figure out … Read entire article »

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