Spring Gardening in the Western MD Mountains

It has been a long time since I have written here, but I will blame it on spring. I have been rather busy the last few weeks watching grandkids (which I can’t get enough of even though they can wear me out,) taking care of the lawn, getting fully vaccinated, and FINALLY gardening! I wasContinue reading “Spring Gardening in the Western MD Mountains”

Kendall Trail – Friendsville MD

My wife and I decided to hike a trail in our county that we have talked about for a while, but have never done – the Kendall Trail in Friendsville (Garrett County) Maryland. The trail head is located in Northern Garrett County about 5 minutes off Interstate 68 and is in the town of FriendsvilleContinue reading “Kendall Trail – Friendsville MD”

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”

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”