A wild hog and deer stock soup with wild rice and veggies

| January 24, 2013

I love making soups, stews, and stocks in the winter. There’s something about the cold weather and a hearty pot of meaty stew or soup simmering on the stovetop that just warms my heart. I begin by roasting bones saved from the carcass of the deer and/or hog in the oven until they are nice […]

The teaching of fish

| January 23, 2013

I’m the new owner of a salt water tank. It’s a 55 gallon tank and I’ve had it since Sept 2012. I am blessed to have a friend “R” who has given me a large snail, though I thought it had died for a short while. It just stayed in one spot for 7 days, […]

Terrarium Craft

| January 22, 2013

I find that I have to be surrounded by life, art and magic. So, I love making little people out of clay and planting little terrarium gardens along with my big ones outside. Finding little plants is easy and inexpensive!

Tomatoes 2013

| January 21, 2013

I started my tomato seeds 3 weeks ago. A little early, I know, but I wanted a head start. Daniels took my old aquarium lights and made me an indoor grow area.  I am not having much luck with my tomatillos. Only two purple ones have sprouted out of the 8 that I planted. I […]


| January 19, 2013

Starting a new garden from scratch is proving to be a different kind of challenge. Normally I would think of things to put “next to” this or “between” this and that, but with a completely blank slate, everything changes for me. As a “visual” person, I think in terms of how things will look together […]