Making a Yard

When we moved here there was very little yard, mostly weeds. When it was wet out the dogs would track mud in the house like crazy. Unfortunately some of the best grass on the place was located at the spot that was perfect for the garden. It was not in me to waste that...
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Our outside garden

   Our first year here in the new location, we had a small garden at first where we grew squash, okra, zucchini and green beans. It was a nice start, but the following year we decided to try bale gardening. We prepared the plot of ground and designed it to hold five...
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Aquaponics – Hydroponics

Continuing the gardening blog: We had very little space before moving out where we are now and where we have a little more room for gardening. We started with a 6 x 10 pre-fab greenhouse which would fit the small area we had with a little room left over for a garden...
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Moving the Greenhouse

   We do live in a manufactured home and moving it was an ordeal. We moved the house, a covered front porch, a large back deck, a pergola with a hot tub, a 16×24 shop . . . and a 6×10 aquaponic greenhouse. I had built the grow beds in the greenhouse where...
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Mama’s roses

Our interest in gardening is centered very much on producing food for the table, but it is certainly not restricted to that. We have a lot of flowers in the yard as well. Many of them are in pots lining the yard, and these have now gone into the greenhouse for the...
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I have written most of my life. As a 25-plus-year Chamber of Commerce executive, most of my writing was promotion, newspaper columns, travel articles business books and articles, and tourism. I retired from that profession to write full-time and have written and published over 40 books including three ghostwritten books. I took two movie scripts and wrote the companion books for them as well. During this period, I also did a lot of freelance writing of articles, magazine and print content, and blogs and online content. I took a break from freelancing as I spent ten years as a literary agent for Hartline Literary Agency. I traveled the country in this capacity teaching writing at conferences and workshops. I put up a website and blog for them and produced a majority of the content for the sites. I retired from Hartline last year, and I’m doing freelance writing again. I also just released a new title from my daughter’s Indy press, Lone Mesa Publishing and do some consulting there.