State parks are open in my state, so my friend and I went camping. We chose a backcountry campsite at Sloppy Floyd State Park, thinking that would be an easy way to social distance and still be outdoors. We were a bit disappointed by the campsites. There are 4 backcountry campsites situated on a little… Continue reading Backcountry Camping at Sloppy Floyd State Park
I’ve been trying to grow a vegetable garden for a few years now and haven’t had much success. I think this might be the year I’m able to grow a decent amount of food, an amount that would impact my grocery bill. The past few years of failures haven’t been a waste, though! I’ve learned… Continue reading Spring Planting Continues…
The groundhog predicted an early spring and it looks like he was right. We’ve had temperatures in the 70’s this week and the plants in my yard are coming alive again. Tiny green shoots are popping up and the trees are starting to green up again. With the Corona virus scare, I’ve been staying home… Continue reading Spring things…
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