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I'm a published author of short fiction for kids and adults. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. I'm a former content writer for Spirit and Truth publishing on their Living the Word series. I've also worked as a paid book reviewer and as a student editor for The Louisville Review literary magazine. I'm a wife and mom to two great kids, three dogs, and a cat. I love books, movies, gardening, kids, and animals.

Adventures in Master Gardening

Spring is back! Hooray! Here are some before pictures of what the demonstration garden I help coordinate for my local extension office looks like now. Stay tuned for some fun pics on how its going to look in a few weeks after planting. We are doing another kid friendly gardening theme this year. I hope to be able to post some good pictures with descriptions of what we are doing these season and how you can apply them to your own garden at home.

Demonstration/Herb Gardens March 2015

I am happy to report that we have an eager group of new master gardeners to welcome into our master gardener's association. Several of them have joined me in working in the demonstration garden and it is looking great as you can see.

Some of the new master gardeners have also taken on a new project in building up a bee/butterfly garden close to where our demonstration garden is and will help us with our efforts to employ beneficial gardening practices in this year's garden. Hopefully updates and pictures of that exciting new project will follow soon. As well as new pictures of my home garden which is doing well, finally too, after a slow start from a cool spring.

Check out these links on Farmscaping and Beneficials

Dr. McBug

Farmscaping with Dr. McBug

Love my new tiller! So much easier to start and it works GREAT!

It may not look like much now but my home garden will be brimming with life in a few weeks. Got so many yummy things planted today. In a few months we will be able to eat, cabbage, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce, spinach and onions. The best part will be that we'll get to pick it fresh right out of our own backyard.


  1. Next week is the first work day scheduled for the demo garden in the new year. Hope to have it looking green a beautiful again in a few weeks.

  2. Had a great work day in the demo garden today! We got a few things planted even before it started to rain. Monday we will be out working some more. Hope to have pictures of our newest sprouts up very soon. We are stressing gardening with beneficials this season. Beneficial plants and bugs. Check out the new link above as a great resource on this very topic.

  3. Lots of greens and fresh peas in the garden right now. Unfortunately, we got a little behind on picking our asparagus. But what we got was very yummy.

  4. It won't be long before it is time to plant this year's garden. For the demonstration gardens I help oversee I'm thinking of doing a fun, kid friendly themed garden. Stay tuned for updates on this in the coming weeks ahead. If you have any ideas or suggestions on this garden theme please share them with me!

  5. A fun link to a writing post with a definite gardening slant to it.