Happy New Year!

We wanted to wish all of our readers a very happy and successful new year!  As 2013 begins, we look forward to doing more gardening, do-it-yourself projects and many more exciting things.  Seed starting will begin in the next couple of weeks, and then spring will be here before you know it!!

May the Lord bless you and keep you in 2013.

“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:13


Winter’s Here! (for now)

Winter’s here… for now.  For about two days.

Here in Texas there’s a saying that goes something like this: “In Texas we have two seasons: summer and winter, and they usually alternate days within the same week.”  Yep.  That happened again this week.  Friday and Saturday (and really all last week) it was in the 70’s and just gorgeous weather.  Yesterday it was in the 60’s, and this morning it was 30 degrees when I awoke, with “snow” on the ground, and a windchill of 20.  So…  Thankfully we knew it was coming, and covered our plants.

Occasionally we get large snowfalls (large, as in 5-6 inches).  But, normally, this is what a Texas snowfall looks like:

Our pathetic snowfall...

Our pathetic snowfall…

The poor garden.  I think we need to pull those okra plants up.

The poor garden. I think we need to pull those okra plants up.

So, since we don’t get much if any snow here, we create our own:


Our homemade snowflakes. They’re so much fun to make (and easy)!


I hope you’re having a fantastic December (maybe getting more snow than us?!).  It’s kinda hard to get into the Christmas spirit when your out in 70-degree weather.  But, I rather like it.   Happy December!