Harvests

Harvests

September marks a definite change in our weather, and all the plants actively growing sense the change and begin to prepare for the harvest time. And so it begins. Apples, tomatoes, peppers, squash, herbs, flowers….. This year I’ve been saving flower seeds...
שָׁמָיִם Shamayim

שָׁמָיִם Shamayim

וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים אֶת־הָרָקִיעַ וַיַּבְדֵּל בֵּין הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר מִתַּחַת לָרָקִיעַ וּבֵיןהַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר מֵעַל לָרָקִיעַ וַֽיְהִי־כֵֽן׃ “And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse....
With great power comes great responsibility

With great power comes great responsibility

My children (and probably husband, friends and everyone I know) probably get tired of me finding an life lesson in the most mundane things of life but I suppose, that’s just how I’m wired. For Mother’s Day, my husband upgraded our regular miter saw...
Thankfulness & peace

Thankfulness & peace

The week after Memorial Day until today has been a little bit surreal.  In nearby Minneapolis, the death of George Floyd due to police abuse, sparked a series of legitimate peaceful protests, and then spiraled down into looting, rioting, arson and other crimes in...
A good night sleep is worth some effort….

A good night sleep is worth some effort….

New mattress:  After suffering all winter into the spring with a bad knee, severe pain in my legs and ankles, it occurred to me one day after the chiropractor that we had switched beds to a king and were using an old mattress.  This led me to remember how bad beds can...
Hello world!

Hello world!

Well, it is late on Memorial Day 2020.  I am restarting my Shady Elm Farm blog/website because I finally have some ideas for the site that might be beneficial to others.  Tomorrow is a day filled with expectations and hope.  Spring has blossomed and we are really in...