ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES?

Time has finally caught up with us. Okay, maybe I should say the weather has finally caught up with us. Our first major frost is due tomorrow night, and I’m not ready – eeekkkk! The exterior garden is pretty much demolished – so no problem there. The decision now is do I want to keep … Continue reading ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES?

WHAT IS THAT OLD MOON UP TO NOW?

I'm throwing out this bit-o-post just because I wanted to share some happy thoughts.  I just went through how I love fall and why, well this Sunday night 9/27/15 is another great reason.  You may have heard or seen this on the news, if not here it is... A SUPER - HARVEST - BLOOD - … Continue reading WHAT IS THAT OLD MOON UP TO NOW?

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO?

  The first thing I do at my computer every day is to check the weather.  Being a farmer/gardener from birth has made me very locked into this habit.  Today is Wednesday – hump day – and the best day to try to figure out what must be done, what may be done (if given … Continue reading WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO?

Is Yours the Mother of All Fights?

Mom was creative, outgoing, and seemed to find the fun in everything.  Her sense-of-humor was beyond reproach!  My little sister (yes, the same one I share the farm with now) and I fought like cats and dogs constantly!  One day, Mom stepped into one of our blow-outs and handed each of us a butter knife. … Continue reading Is Yours the Mother of All Fights?

Are You As Concerned As I Am?

It is Wednesday, February 8, 2017, and it will be over 50°F. in Brush, Colorado.  We are expecting 70°+ on Friday – BUT IT’S FEBRUARY???   This is so not normal.  We have started seeds, but I am afraid they may be in for as much of a shock as we are. Starting long-growers this time … Continue reading Are You As Concerned As I Am?

HAPPINESS IS WHERE YOU FIND IT – NOT!

You can look till you are blue in the face and you will not find it – you have to choose to make it! I can say this because this is what I do, I choose to be happy. I will gladly share with you examples of this work of attitude adjustment. (PARTS IS PARTS) … Continue reading HAPPINESS IS WHERE YOU FIND IT – NOT!

ARE YOU ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE?

I grew up on a farm, moved to the big city of Denver for 20 years, then choose to move back to farm life in 2000. City life is (and was) great fun – however - just not for me. I found I was always looking for more. I do not hate big city life; … Continue reading ARE YOU ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE?

HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND NOT KNOW IT?

I found out a nice little secret idea. Forget about it! Yep, this is my secret to saving money. Here’s the story: In 2014 most of you read that we had the house fire. During the months that followed, tons of wonderful people (a bunch that we didn’t even know?!) were sharing things with us. … Continue reading HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND NOT KNOW IT?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE?

A very real question.  I for one do, and I am a bit worried about the changes in the very near future.  My way of dealing with this is to watch all the apocalypse movies I can get my hands on (ok, most of it is in fun cuz I love special effects – bad … Continue reading DO YOU BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE?

I LIVE IN THE PROJECTS – but not in the projects.

Let me clarify the title of this wicked blog: • How many projects do you have going on right now? • How many projects are you making plans to try to accomplish with the next 12 months (sometime in 2017)? • How many projects did you plan a year ago this time, but suddenly it … Continue reading I LIVE IN THE PROJECTS – but not in the projects.

DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH DAYS IN YOUR MONTH?

Me – never enough! I always start out with the best of intentions – 1st of the month, I have plans, I have goals – FANTASTIC – I’m ready!! Then by about the 5th of the month (sometimes as early as the 2nd), the month figures out “Hee, hee, it’s Rachel trying to be organized … Continue reading DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH DAYS IN YOUR MONTH?

ARE YOU AN AVID LEARNER (or obsessed as I am)?

In keeping with last new year resolution – more fun shall be added to this, 2017, year as well.  So, this is my first writing spill for the new year – hope you like it! ************************************************************************************* Well, the holidays were a blast but over way too fast.  The new year started out with discovering that … Continue reading ARE YOU AN AVID LEARNER (or obsessed as I am)?