A typical day in the January winter garden here looks like this: Yes, that's it. Snow everywhere. In fact, when our dog goes outside, little snowballs stick to his legs. I have to use a warm washcloth to individually melt the snowballs so he won't be in pain or freeze. But he loves being out in the snow in spite of that uncomfortable inconvenience. It is a pretty sight, the snow. Really it is. Especially when you're indoors in the warmth looking out the window. Or … [Read more...] about January Winter Garden Tour|Winter Gardening in a Cold Climate
Greetings! Welcome to my first post in a new series I'm calling, "Ask Auntie Wendy." Today's topic is, “What is a spatula?” Perhaps this is a burning question that keeps you lying awake at night. Maybe you'd just like to know what the proper names of your kitchen tools are. (Or not.) Well? What, actually, IS a spatula, you ask? I, Auntie Wendy, started doing my research on the origins of the word, "spatula," and ended up at a few dead ends. Some led me to … [Read more...] about What is a SPATULA?
Welcome to our Farmhouse Master Bedroom Tour! It is a humble, calming, minimalist-inspired space where we can relax and rest. Our little haven. Looking back in time, this room was the one we called, the "Parlor." Off to one side was a door that led to a laundry room. Within the Parlor was a queen-sized futon, a daybed, a folded cot(which doubled as an ottoman), and a television set with an assortment of movies in a cabinet. The Parlor also doubled as a guest room. When … [Read more...] about Farmhouse Master Bedroom Tour
Happy December! It's about to become "officially" winter, even though we've had quite a bit of snow and cold temperatures already! Here are your December Garden Tips! December Garden Tips Yes, there are plenty of things you can do in December...even if it is cold and snowy outside. https://youtu.be/5wF90pk4bpc "Dream a Little Dream".....(Of Your Garden) I- Begin dreaming of your garden this upcoming spring. Jot notes as you think of ideas. Ways to get started: -Start with color. … [Read more...] about December Garden Tips
Is gardening the furthest thought from your mind right now? For us, we're in "hygge"-mode, so I get it. Maybe, though, these November Garden Tips will leave you feeling inspired! November Garden Tips 1- If you haven't already, and the ground can still be worked, plant garlic, onions, and/or ornamental alliums. If you saved some of this year's harvest for your seed garlic, I hope you are planting the largest, heartiest, bulbs. (Well, you actually plant the individual cloves) The bigger … [Read more...] about November Garden Tips