February and Maple Trees

While I consider February to be a dull monotonous month here in the mountains of Western Maryland, it was a month my dad always looked forward to because it was Maple Sugar Time! Dad loved many times of the year, but when the Maple Sugar Trees started running – he was happy, and in hisContinue reading “February and Maple Trees”

My History of Gardening

I will start right off by saying I love to plant and keep a vegetable garden. It is a stress reliever and there is nothing better than walking through it on those summer mornings and pulling a few weeds and watching those plants mature, but I haven’t always felt that way! My mom and dadContinue reading “My History of Gardening”

Grandkids (Part 1 of Many I Am Sure)

Sitting here in front of the computer after quite a weekend waiting on my wood stove to catch up so I can blow snow, take care of the animals and basically get the week going. Hard to believe it is February 1st. It was a great weekend – my wife’s birthday, spending time with theContinue reading “Grandkids (Part 1 of Many I Am Sure)”

Reminiscing about Grandparents

Writing this blog has really helped me to reminisce about times when I was much younger and the things we used to do when I was a kid. It is now 12 degrees outside and with a warm fire in the family room, it is a good time to write about that now. I wasContinue reading “Reminiscing about Grandparents”

Winter is Here in Western MD

Well, as a kid I used to love winter, but as an adult, if you are not into the snow sports, it can be a slow time with the snow adding lots of work to your schedule (at least that’s the way I feel at times.) I will have to admit though, upon retiring andContinue reading “Winter is Here in Western MD”