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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Are You Undecided?

  I’ve seen a lot of elections over the years. But I’ve never seen one like this one. The vitriol and anguish online is amazing. For the most part I bowed out of these discussions quite some time ago, but I still...

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Freelance writing

I did a lot of freelance writing before I worked as a literary agent for Hartline Literary agency. I published a lot of things; books, ghostwriting of three books for authors I don’t get to divulge, articles and short...

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Keeping my sanity

   Politics is making me crazy. This country is in serious trouble and there is little or nothing that I can do about it. I’m a life-long independent which used to mean I could vote for a democrat or a republican based on...

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Ready to grow

Much of the time that I was spending as a literary agent is going to be spent in the yard, greenhouse and garden. Here in Amarillo we can’t plant outdoors until after Easter but our greenhouses were full to overflowing all...

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old friends

  After more than a decade expending all my time and energy as a literary agent it is fun to get back to writing. What I was pleased to find was all the characters who had been waiting for me to return, old friends who had more...

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A new site

   A number of Christian writers are starting to gather at a new place, a place for those who love westerns without language or objectionable content and those who like a little inspirational content in their stories. Postings...

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