Fall Vibes and Homemade Pumpkin Puree

It’s getting colder outside as the days go by and it’s feeling like fall. I’m thinking cozy things and pumpkins. Pumpkin Puree, in particular, to be used in the future for a Pumpkin Praline Pie. If you’ve never made homemade pumpkin puree before, you are missing out! I have been missing out, too, until recently….

Not So Gloomy Days

This past weekend was a little gloomy, weather wise, but my plants got some natural watering from the rain and we made the best of it. Otis snuck inside and made himself comfortable on our bed, I found him there when I walked in to make the bed but I couldn’t bring myself to disturb…

Tickseed: FOTD September 3, 2020

Our yard outside of the “Fenced In Zone” is going to contain a lot of tickseed. I love how they flower for the whole season and I love that the deer and bunnies don’t eat them. Zoe likes them, too, because there are Leopard Frogs living under them. The frogs eat the bugs and keep…

Gardening: Canning for the first time ~ Roma Tomatoes

Here is something I think you would enjoy which is the intro to my YouTube video about canning whole Roma Tomatoes which I am not going to link since it is my first time canning and I believe most people are more experienced than I. If you want to check it out and let me…

It’s A Glorious Morning ~ FOTD

It’s a glorious morning! This little toad is enjoying my Morning Glories for a few moments. Did you know that toads eat ticks (and tons of other bugs, of course)? This is good news since we have a lot of ticks ~ and a lot of toads. Have a great day, Everyone! Best, Candice~Marie

Gardening: Picking & Pickling Jalapenos

This is my first year growing my very own jalapeno plants! I should have grown more plants but I’m happy for the bounty I am receiving today! Next year I will definitely grow more so that I can pick, pickle and can. I am not canning jalapenos this year because, quite simply, I wasn’t prepared….

Zen Zinnias Into Sunset ~ FOTD

I’m in my late forties. Can you believe I had never heard of or grew Zinnias until last season? I bought some seeds at the store in 2019, not really knowing what they were. I planted a few in a spot in the ground and I planted some in a pot and then I forgot!…

We Finally Have Gardens!

It took a really long time, but things are finally coming together at our property. We have been at our 54 Acre property for 3 growing seasons now. The first was lost to simply moving in and getting settled. You all know how that goes! The second year we tried to work with the plants…

Sun’s Out Lensballs Out!

Here are my first photos with my new 80mm Lensball. I had just ordered and received my new Lensball right before the quarantine. The first and second photos are with the ball in the same position/place and taken within minutes of each other. This third photo is of the sunset in a different location on…

Welcome to the Chicken Shack

We stared at this shack that sits on the property next door to us for a year and we were disgusted by it. We were offended that it was constantly in our view from our dining room window. At that time, it was an old and ugly thing no one cared for. We ended up…