Monday, March 31, 2014


   Today I got out my gardening journal . I started it in 1997 !  It is filled with garden plans, photos of flowers, letters, mother's day cards, but this is one of my favorites... especially if you have ever lived on a dirt road...

                             How to Drive in Mud Season

      1.  In snow, drive slow. In mud, drive as fast as you can (without bottoming out).

      2.  Stay in the ruts whenever possible. (unless the ruts of your front wheels differ
            from the rut of your rear wheels, in which case you are going sideways and best
           move on to step three.)

      3.  Hitch up the oxen.

Happy April and Mud Season !!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Signs of Early Spring

When your birthday is on March 8, you know you were born between unforgiving Winter and Early Spring.  Soon the sugar maple trees will start to thaw , with tears of joy flowing into buckets that will be turned into the sweetest syrup.
The earth will soften from the inside , out , and make mud for dogs to get all over their paws, and cars to get stuck in. The Cardinals will have fat bright red babies, and the Robins will be dancing with the fairies. The snowdrops will begin to peek out of what is left of the snow, and the air will smell like clean laundry. 
Out at Holliday's Blueberry Acres, we will be watching the blueberry fields, and waiting for the bees to wake up. We have our gardens planned, our seeds ordered , and now we have to wait just a few more weeks.
Happy Early Spring ~