Picked & Pickled

I’ve been busy lately. With the vegetable garden producing a fair amount of cucumbers, one must find something to do with them. We’ve had our fill of cucumber salad for a few weeks, I think.  I could either start sending them to work with my husband to give to his co-workers, or start preserving them. […]

Growing Season! Checking in on the Growing Project

After catching the bug to grow things this spring, two weeks ago I decided start a little science experiment and try growing celery, garlic, and green onions from kitchen scraps. And I also bought some seed for zinnia, sunflower, cucumber, green beans, and tomato and planted them in a seed starter. What a difference a few […]

Growing Season!

There’s just something about springtime, the smell of fresh dirt, getting your hands dirty, and growing things. Growing vegetables takes time and some effort, but it is a very rewarding endeavor. I used to have a very large vegetable garden. I grew cucumbers, green beans, peas, several types of squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, lettuce (iceberg and […]

Lowering Taxes For the Wealthy in the Nation’s Third Poorest State – Seriously?!

I try to keep up with what’s going on in the Arkansas State Legislature. Quite frankly, it’s mind boggling and not at all easy to follow for a new comer to the Arkansas system. Currently there are several pieces of legislation winding their way through the Arkansas legislature on taxation that I find disturbing. One […]