Spring has Sprung in Western MD (knock on wood)

Took a morning walk around the place today, listening to our young rooster crowing with joy, and completely enjoying the signs of spring that are so apparent now. Living in the Western Maryland mountains and the higher portions of the West Virginia area, spring takes a while longer to get here than the rest ofContinue reading “Spring has Sprung in Western MD (knock on wood)”

The Spring Tease in the Western MD Mountains

The spring tease in the western MD mountains. Those of us who live here know exactly what I mean! The days are getting longer, the sun is shining more, we get some warmer days, we start seeing flowers, then —- it snows again! It does seem different this year though with my retirement and theContinue reading “The Spring Tease in the Western MD Mountains”

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”

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”