Spring in Kentucky

The weather has really changed in Kentucky in the past 3 weeks. (Even though overnight we got another snow shower and it’s 40 degrees outside)! Just this past weekend it reached 80 degrees. On some of the warm days after a rain shower, plants would change within a few hours. Here are a few thingsContinue reading “Spring in Kentucky”

Turning the Lawn into a Garden

  Photo from http://www.thegardenglove.com I no longer have to mow my front yard and it’s wonderful! One problem I had with my front yard is that I could not get grass to grow. The previous summer I tried to revamp the lawn with no luck. I purchased a chemical recommended by a Home Depot employeeContinue reading “Turning the Lawn into a Garden”

Building a Butterfly Rain Garden

The goal for this summer is for a butterfly rain garden to be completed in my front yard. A lot of work and planning turning this lawn into a pollinator garden this past 6 months. Last late summer the yard was cleared and sheet mulched. It involved lots of cardboard round up time and lotsContinue reading “Building a Butterfly Rain Garden”

Peach Bourbon Jam & Water Bath Canning

  Last week I learned how to jam. My county’s extension office held a class on how to make jams, jellies, and preserves. The class gave me confidence that I could make my own jam at home and I didn’t even need a pressure cooker. All of these can be made with a technique calledContinue reading “Peach Bourbon Jam & Water Bath Canning”

Jim James: Regions of Light and Sound of God

I was at the front door of my local record store 15 minutes before it opened. On February 5th, the new Jim James (formerly known as Yim Yames) of My Morning Jacket released his new album Regions of Light and Sound of God. Typically I’m never at the release of something new. But today causedContinue reading “Jim James: Regions of Light and Sound of God”