After giving up on tree, we get a bumper crop

Years ago my husband gave me an orange tree for our anniversary. It wasn’t cheap. He chose a native species and an option for an employee of the historic nursery to plant it for us. The tree was the culmination of a dream I had from the time I was a girl. Continue reading “After giving up on tree, we get a bumper crop”

Writing Life: From a backyard owl to an American colony in Jerusalem

You never know what you’ll find when you go sleuthing for information. I learned some things today and ended up grabbing some soul balm to boot. Who knew a simple backyard owl experience could introduce me to the American Colony in Jerusalem? Continue reading “Writing Life: From a backyard owl to an American colony in Jerusalem”

The real swing vote obsessed media ignore will be big influencer in Florida

Swing states are the topic of the day for many political pundits right now, and the US certainly has no shortage of media people in front of a camera, eager to weigh in with predictions. Polls again favor one candidate, but those polls can easily come apart in Florida once the real swing vote is counted. Continue reading “The real swing vote obsessed media ignore will be big influencer in Florida”

From intercropping to best days for demolition and marrying, see OFA

Did you think the OFA in the header stands for the leftist political group? It doesn’t. Instead this OFA stands for something deeply linked to American values and history, and the information you can glean from this OFA can help advise you on how to intercrop, when the best day to demolish something is, and even the best day to get married. Continue reading “From intercropping to best days for demolition and marrying, see OFA”

Wood smoke and pumpkin drink recipes hint at fall in N. Florida

Last night as I walked outside with our dog Bear, I welcomed the cool breezes after a brief shower. The temp was in the low 60s here in North Florida, and I detected a hint of wood smoke. Floridians will build a fire the minute the temp gets below 70 degrees. I decided to check my email and saw a promo message from Walmart. Continue reading “Wood smoke and pumpkin drink recipes hint at fall in N. Florida”