Nature Heals

I have loved hiking since I was a kid and luckily I married someone who loves to go along with me.  We have hiked so often that we have probably covered thousands of miles over the years.  This has made a significant difference in my life and has had an impact on my overall health. …

Garden Update – July 16, 2019

I wanted to do a little update on my garden.  I spent some time around the willow tree and remembered when my Aunt gave it to me as a cutting in 2010.  What once was a twig is now a magnificent sight.  I always loved how the branches hung down on weeping willows and thought,…

Weekend Exploring – June 2019

We started our weekend with brunch at The Tomato Pie Cafe.  We wanted to visit Hayloft Candles & Petting Zoo, but sadly it closed in February.  I went there almost every year for the last 30 years.  I started going there with my mom and grandmother and I’ll miss it so much.  So we went…

Summer Outdoor Challenge

Summer Outdoor Challenge 1. Play disc golf. 2. Have a picnic. 3. Go canoeing or kayaking. 4. Shop at a farmers market. 5. Write a haiku poem. 6. Take a picture of a butterfly. 7. Go to the beach at either the ocean or a lake. 8. Plant a tree and give it a name….

Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve Walk

~I loved visiting Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve so much!!! Hubby and I had so much fun exploring this beautiful gem. It’s one of my new favorite places. I saw a lot of native wildflowers I’ve read about but haven’t seen before. The phlox filled the air with a sweet floral scent that you just can’t…

Hayloft Petting Zoo

I have been visiting this petting zoo for over 35 years, ever since I was a little girl.  Sadly it closed recently, but I’ll never forget this wonderful place and all the great memories made here with my family and friends.  My Mom and I really loved feeding Susie, the highland cow.