I used to think of January as the big let down after Christmas. It’s cold, everything is brown, the Christmas lights come down and we settle back into ordinary life. I used to think it was boring. Now, the best adjective I can think of for January is “still.” As an adult, I’m thankful for… Continue reading I love January.
The older I get, the more I like winter, especially hiking in the winter. For one thing, it’s so hot in Atlanta in the summer that it feels like you could melt into a puddle right in the middle of the trail. There are only so many clothes you can take off. In the winter,… Continue reading Winter Hiking
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