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Amy

Sundays in the South By Amy Trapped in the 'burbs for now, my heart truly belongs in the country leading a quiet and simple life, one like my grandmaw and granddaddy shared with me as a child. I want to sit on the front porch and shuck a bushel of corn, snap a bowlful of beans and pull ...

Diggin’ In — Why Community Gardens Are a Great Idea for Beginners

We moved back to the Pacific Northwest almost two years ago. For the first year, I was in complete denial about our permanency in this state, mainly because I was hoping we’d move back to Oklahoma. But as they say, “We make our plans and God laughs.”So here we are and, at least until the ...

The Calm Before the Storm

The vegetable gardening bug has definitely bit me. Up until this point in my life, I focused mainly on perennials and houseplants because veggie gardening terrified me. All of those neat little rows, companion planting, decisions to be made on which fertilizer to use and when…it seemed all ...

Growing Up and Moving Out

No, I'm not talking about my children, although they are hedging their way to the door way too quickly for my taste, but that's an entirely different story!I'm talking about my little seedlings. They've been sitting under grow lights for weeks now, and I did my best to keep them watered, warm ...

Seeds of Joy

See this sweet face? At first glance you might mistake our Little Miss Tessa as a cat. If you thought so, then I must tell you, you are wrong. She's not a cat at all, in fact she's public enemy No. 1 when it comes to my houseplants!Don't believe me? Just take a look at what she did to my ...

2000 New Friends

They're here!Now before I introduce you, let's back up a few weeks to when I decided to jump on the homesteading bandwagon. Keep in mind that I'm basically starting from scratch out here in suburbia so I'm reading everything I can get my hands on, and the one thing that kept popping up over ...

New Beginnings for a New Gardener

Hope and joy fill my heart as I ponder what is in store for the New Year.As a wife and mother, there are so many hopes and dreams that I pray for my family as we begin this new year, things like happiness, good health, success and safety, just to name a few.And as a novice gardener I’m ...