Monday, February 28, 2011

Effortless Overnight Sticky Buns & Puppy Love on the Farm

This is a perfect addition to breakfast when you have overnight guests because what, after all, smells better than bread baking with butter, cinnamon, and

Friday, February 25, 2011

Martina Leslie Artwork & "Dooder"

"Rio Umbrellas" by Martina Leslie
"Girl with Adirondack Chair" by Martina Leslie

Just tell me these paintings don't make you feel the heat of the sun, hear the cries of sea gulls, and smell the

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Front Door Peacock

Front Door Peacock
Can you believe that I just took this picture looking through the glass on my front door? I had just

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beef Stew & Blue Skies

One of the great things about slow cooking is that you can put dinner in the oven (or slow-cooker) and forget about it while you do something else. Yesterday, I was so happy to be out working in the garden and enjoying our Carolina sunshine and not worrying about supper. The added bonus to slow cooking is

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Photos from the Farm

Our horses are retired and happy. That's my husband, our new farm hand,
Betsy the Beagle, and

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Peas Please!

Deer Pellets
City girls probably don't know what this is, but if you're a gardener, you'll recognize the calling card of one of my garden's most voracious intruders: the whitetail deer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Frugal In the Garden, Frugal in the Kitchen


Frugality is spending money wisely. Buying a hat is a frugal thing because it will prevent future costly damage that the sun can do to your skin. A girlfriend gave me this cute John Deere hat, and I think of her out on the plains of Nebraska, where she and her husband raise cattle and grain. Every time I wear it, it makes me  happy. Give a friend a hat,