Category Archives: At Home

Trying to create a home in the deep south that has its roots in my own culture and echoes of places that I have lived.

April Garden Calendar Huntsville Alabama …zone 7.

Wow what a month March has shown it’s self to be. 76f-26f in 24 hours and then a whole lot more variables on days when you least expect! This is N Alabama so thunder, lightening and tornado warnings thrown in the mix…Days in the hammock basking in sunshine and other days curled up the chair in front of a log burning fire with a book and some hot chocolate!

Dec / Jan Garden

I think many people assume that in the colder months all things garden are dormant. I spent yesterday working in the yard and could and will add several more days in the next few weeks, doing the same.

Cleaning out and clearing up.

Yesterday I pruned roses, cleared dead plants, trimmed back dormant shrubs (that were not dependent on existing  bud). a total of three very large bags.

Wish you were here

img_5115.jpgI would love to know what you’d think and say about how the kids have grown, what they’ve become, who they remind you of, how important they are to you.  I’d like to share my garden with you, though I know just the thought of this heat would make your skin crawl. I wonder what you’d think of America, where I am in my life, all the obstacles I’ve dealt with to get this far. Most of all, I hope you are looking down and know that we are happy,  that you would be pleased for us and with us.

Breast Cancer According to a 6 year old

Breast cancer described by a 6 yr old to her doll
My nana has a big scratch on her boob where they cut her open…something nasty was in there and if they didn’t get it out she would have gone to heaven….dead. She wants me to visit her when I’m older and I go to college and she helps me buy a car to visit and take her to see Daisy…so she lies on the machine and they zap her with lasers so she isn’t dead yet.

Blueberry sour cream pound cake

IMG_0236.JPGHere’s my recipe for a delicious blueberry sour cream pound cake.


English Pork Pies





Having a day of cooking to remind me of home!

Remodeling a first time home. Mark Bembry!