A View From My Back Porch

I usually don't complain about the weather unless it is cold. I do not like being cold. If it is below 70 degrees, that's it.  I'm complaining. This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light. Over the winter, I yearned for bright spring sunny days but so far we have … Continue reading A View From My Back Porch

It’s Summer!

A lot happening around here on my back porch. You can find me on Instagram . You can find me at Grandma Is Blogging . You can find me on Etsy . And, here!  

It’s Cucumber Season!

 UPDATE: 24 Hours Later! Delicious! Family says 'not quite Claussen but close!" In other words, they are a hit!  Taking a short break from pottery today to make pickles.  I do not like canning in the late summer because, well, it's just too hot!  So I have been searching for "easy" refrigerator pickle recipes and … Continue reading It’s Cucumber Season!

SNAKE!

Okay, yes.  The title of this post is a little dramatic but are not snakes dramatic when you are not expecting them. So, I'm blissfully throwing pots on my back porch today when I notice our cat following something through the yard. I didn't think anything too much about it because, after all, it is … Continue reading SNAKE!

Signs of Spring 2017

We have had a terrible cold and flu season.  So much coughing and so much mucus (TMI, I know but still . . . so much!).  This past week has been fairly mild so we went on a walk to look for signs of spring. Looking forward to planting our peas around Saint Patrick's Day … Continue reading Signs of Spring 2017

Underway: The Eradication of the Lily of the Valley

Little did I know that this sweet innocent looking plant, Lily of the Valley, would turnout to be a such nightmare for me and my perennials. A few short years after transplanting a small bundle of Lily of the Valley under the shade of our Bradford Pear tree, it took over!  It invaded and started … Continue reading Underway: The Eradication of the Lily of the Valley