Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Talented Maeve Greyson Is My Guest~

I’m delighted to have Maeve with me.  She’s a lovely, gracious lady and has made it to an impressive level in the Kensington Brava / RT Book Reviews Writing with the Stars contest.  I’ll let Maeve tell us a little about … Continue reading

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Lovely Reader Review for Enemy of the King

“ENEMY OF THE KING is an excellent and intriguing read. All of the characters are depicted as multi-dimensional and complex, with a mix of positive and negative traits. I don’t want to give away the plot, but will just say … Continue reading

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Ghosts and Old Barns

Behind our farm is a large field that lies fallow in the winter and is planted with corn and hay in the growing season.  The edges of it are grown up in weeds and wild flowers.  The land slants uphill … Continue reading

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Mad About Mint

All sorts of mint.  We have a local no name variety that has been here since long before my time.  Mint returns reliably and spreads like crazy but we are devotees so don’t mind.  Plus, we have plenty of room.  … Continue reading

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About Thyme

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with elgantine.” ~ Shakespeare Thyme: We love thyme and grow many different varieties…the creeping sorts … Continue reading

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There’s Rosemary, That’s For Remembrance

“There’s rosemary and rue. These keep Seeming and savor all the winter long. Grace and remembrance be to you.” – William Shakespeare (Winter’s Tale, Act 4, Scene 4) I love rosemary both for its scent and wonderful history.  I’m never … Continue reading

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A Sweet Deal For A Sweet Day~

In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m giving away a digital download of my light paranormal romance Somewhere My Lass to some lucky visitor who leaves me a comment.   Yes, I consider it my sweetest story. Blurb: Neil MacKenzie’s well ordered … Continue reading

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“The Garden is the Poor Man’s Apothecary”~German Proverb

Parsley: a member of the carrot, parsnip and celery family.  We always grow parsley and usually start our own plants from seed.  Slow to germinate, there’s an old saying that parsley must go to the devil and back seven times … Continue reading

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“We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”~ Ancient Indian Proverb

“Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we share the Earth:- Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, winged ones, Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock people. Walk in balance and beauty.” ~Native American Elder Two Vital Native … Continue reading

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‘Lady of the Woods’~The Birch

“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.” ~Henry David Thoreau There are two main varieties of birch indigenous to … Continue reading

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