The porch

We are in a house with windows on all sides. On one side the sweet garden is trampled and torn, the beeches blown down, the fountain broken; you sit and look out, and it is all very miserable. Shut the window. I do not mean forget the garden as it was, but do not...

July joys

Celebrating the joys of summertime… It’s been a busy month in the garden. Lots of fruit ripening and jam-making in our kitchen. Our favorite flavor? Wild blackberry! Recently Randy found this abandoned bird’s nest in our woods, truly a work of...

Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor

The 4th of July is a favorite holiday of mine because of the rich history behind it. It doesn’t hurt that it was birthed during my favorite century! Recently I ordered The Founders’ Bible, thanks to a dear reader who told me about it,  and wanted to share...