Monthly Archives: August 2007

The wild plums are ripe!

The wild plums are ripe! (but plum pickin' ain't what it used to be!) I've had my eye on the scattered wild plums on our mile...

In praise of really big trees

Did you ever stand at the base of a really big tree and look straight up? It's truly amazing. We have several small groves...

The porch swing — a homestead essential

It's funny what you come to enjoy on the homestead. Some folks have to attend the theater, dine at fine restaurants, go dancing, fly...

Plentiful water is a wonderful thing

It's amazing how you take some things for granted; plentiful water for one thing. On our last homestead, we had to haul water during...

Picking pin cherries and chokecherries to make Famous Jackie’s Mustang Cherry...

Well, I beat the birds to my pin cherry trees. Almost. Kind of. I was out there picking with David in the morning because...