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The Squelching Heat and Survival

The days have been squelching hot and I’ve been hiding inside; doing anything to keep cool! I’m beginning my days early; walking Della, our yellow lab, while there’s still shade along the edge of the field. I began this post inside at my desk with Della laying at my feet. But then she began pestering, nudging … Continue reading

A Sweet Treat

The day was hectic.  Answering phone calls, checking off the to-do list and trying to catch up from the busy weekend left me feeling wiped out before the week even began. How was I to fit it all in?  My patience meter ticked down quickly as my frustration level rose.  Nothing insurmountable was plaguing me; just … Continue reading

Breaking the Form – A Season of Growth – Part 2

To say my aloe plant was top heavy and in need of new soil is an understatement. As I pulled the plant away from the pot, I could see roots encompassing and choking out any soil in the pot.  The roots had crowded in and grown against the inside of the pot.  The plant had become root bound–rigid to the form inwhich it was … Continue reading