For my 40th birthday, I bought myself an expensive piece of outdoor gear, an Arctic Horse riding skirt. I spend a lot of time outdoors caring for the horses in all kinds of weather, and I usually wear a combination of flannel pajama pants, waterproof boots, and some form of rain jacket or winter coat… Continue reading My riding skirt came… and it’s wonderful!
I really hate spending money, especially on clothes, because they are such a poor investment. I do like clothes though; I am a girl, after all. I buy nearly of my clothing at Goodwill because I can’t stand to pay what the retail stores are asking. Every now and then though, I see an article… Continue reading I bought an expensive thing.
I didn’t know bikepacking was a thing until I saw videos of it on YouTube. It’s like backpacking, except you carry all your gear on your bike instead of your back. My 9 year old son and I both love riding our bikes, so I thought I would try out a bikepacking trip with just… Continue reading Bikepacking the Silver Comet from Georgia to Alabama
I started doing research on wildflowers that will grow in the shade, and also on reputable seed companies. A long time ago I bought a bag of wildflower seed from Costco, did what the instructions on the bag told me, waited and waited, and then not a single flower ever came up. Not one. When… Continue reading Lawn to Meadow Step 3- Ordering Seed
Step 2 of my Lawn to Meadow project is the step that didn’t happen. In Step 1, I moved all the mulch from the future meadow area onto garden beds in my side yard. I did this so that I could plant wildflower seeds on top of the plain ol’ dirt. When I removed the… Continue reading Lawn to Meadow Step 2- Pulling Out Landscape Fabric
I am trying to turn part of my front lawn into a wildflower meadow that will support bees, birds and butterflies. The problem with a regular old lawn is that it is a food desert for bees; there are no flowering plants for them to eat. The yards here in Suburbia are made up of… Continue reading Lawn to Meadow Step 1
The Toccoa River Canoe Trail is a 13.8 mile route that goes from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Sandy Bottom Recreation Area in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This is a trip I’ve wanted to do since I first heard about it. I love this area of north Georgia, and I had a feeling this trip would… Continue reading Kayaking the Toccoa River Canoe Trail in North Georgia
When you go on a beach vacation and you order seafood at the local restaurant, do you have any idea where it comes from? Do you know what a drop net looks like or how it works? Most people have some vague idea of how a farm works, and how their meat and vegetables get… Continue reading Commercial Fishing with my Dad in Cape Hatteras
Every time I go on a trip, I research the heck out of it, especially if I’m bringing kids. This time was no different, but I still got a big surprise, which I will tell you about later. In this case, the information on the internet was outdated and just plain wrong. The Etowah River… Continue reading Kayaking the Etowah River in North Georgia
Gilchrist Blue Springs is Florida’s newest state park. It was recently purchased from private owners and the state is in the process of building out the campground, visitor center and other amenities. Currently there are picnic tables, a campground, restrooms, a shop to rent kayaks, and a small snack bar serving burgers, hot dogs, ice… Continue reading Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park in Florida