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TAG : Donna Rae Barrow

A Tale of Two Dishcloths

It was the best of dishcloths, it was the worst of dishcloths ...Before my mother passed away, she made so many colorful and useful dishcloths, hand crocheting each one from cotton yarn. They have been used daily for a few years. Some are showing their wear, some have faded, and some have ...

Dreaming of the Spring Garden

“In the bleak mid-winter...” We sing that hymn in church every year around this time. And it can be pretty bleak. Colder temperatures. Blustery days. Too many layers. Less daylight. But there are these beautiful gifts that arrive like an extension of Christmas in my mailbox, first one, ...

Donna Rae Barrow

Farm Wife in Suburbia By Donna Rae Barrow I'm Donna Rae Barrow, Virginia girl with a rural heart living on a fifth acre of suburbia with the hubs and our Carolina dog, Scarlett. My days are currently filled with intensive, organic, urban gardening with a down-home twist; natural ...

A Recycled Downsized Greenhouse Idea

A greenhouse? Nah. Don’t need one. We garden all year without the aid of a greenhouse. But it would be nice for me to hang out in a warm, sunny greenhouse on cold winter days. So, maybe .... We started gathering old windows. The plan was to create a foundation and framework to hold all ...

Heritage Harvest Festival 2013

Organic Gardener. Sustainability Spokesperson. Natural Beekeeper. Farm-to-Fork Cook. Small, Local Business Supporter. Committed Preserver.These are some of the hats I wear daily here on our little plot of suburbia. My day may start with a check on the beehives, continue with a little bread ...

Back to (a One-Room) School

The hazy days of summer are swiftly coming to a close. The summer crops are fading, there's a cool whisper in the evening breeze, and a lovely golden leaf floated to the grass outside my door yesterday. All this can mean only one thing: It's back to school time! I loved school as a child! ...