I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.
Making Plans

We have a small plot of yard I'm hoping to turn into a veggie/herb patch. I would ideally like to plant a few stalks of corn, cukes, tomatoes (plum as well as some lovely slicing variety), green peppers, green onions, pumpkins, LOTS of basil, cilantro and parsley.

Brien has already delineated the area so we need to purchase either some peat or top-soil (or both...) to mix in with the soil we already have. I'd like to start some seeds and transplant so I foresee a trip to Lowe's in our future. :o)

I have a tendency to start with big plans and then let them fizzle as the heat of summer wears me down and out. Poor Jessie has rescued and resuscitated my flowers more times than I can count. Now, though, I've posted these plans on not one, but TWO blogs so I'm more likely to suck it up and get out in the heat and humidity and weed, water and nurture my plants. I look forward to doing these things with Lil as I know she'll get a kick out of it. My main fear is having her "weed" all the seedlings...

I'll need to keep a close eye on her, I know. :o)




Jess said...

I will be sure to nag you. Yes, I have done some rescuing in the past but they were all pots and in ground plants are generally more forgiving about lazy watering. ;-)

Mof2 said...

I would love to have the motivation to do ALL the wonderful planting and such to get our yard beautifully landscaped...Maybe this year will be the year. :)

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