Apple Picking at Norway Hill Orchard

It’s October and apple picking time in New England.  And aren’t we glad that the apples come into season in Fall? Picking at Norway Hill Orchard in New Hampshire is such a treat. Not only does it have a view of Mt. Monadnock, but the hill is a beautiful place to visit. Lovely old (and…

Getting Rid of The Dead Wood

Trees are one of the important things that make this world beautiful and I hate to see them cut down, but the three I recently had removed were dead and dying. When I moved into my house last year, I surveyed the tree line along the front yard. Those trees are very close to the…

Blackberry Brambles Are a Real Pain

Pretty little white flowers mean blackberries will be growing soon. I hate them. Blackberry bushes, or blackberry brambles, cover the sloping area of my backyard and I spent most of last Fall pruning and pulling them up to make room for my garden.  My backyard is tiny and they are the last think I need…

Our Own Backyards And Beyond

This is the first time I’ve ever lived in a house with a small backyard. Growing up my yard was huge. Next to my yard was a big field and beyond my front yard, at the bottom of the hill, was a big garden that belonged to my grandparents. My backyard was bordered by stone…

The Shed Is Gone

One of the few things you can count on is the fact that life is always changing.  It changes more and faster for some people than for others, but change is inevitable. I was looking at my banner on this page and remembering the old man who owned that little shed that is shown at…