I had this dream. A dream to take my four kids to the rainforest before they or I get too old. Perhaps both! A daunting task. Never mind the price. It's the hard work of traveling with four kids ranging from 1-13. And yet....my kids are growing up fast on me. Life experiences count. Family time is cherished. Turns out, with four kids there was no easy button in Puerto Rico or the El Yunque rainforest. It was hard. It was a struggle. ... Read More »
All you need to know about the Jewel Orchid plant
The jewel orchid is more famous for its foliage than its flowers. But that doesn't mean you won't be sublimely impressed with its flowers. Sweet and petite white flower buds with a bold yellow center make them stunners. Those blooms are numerous and last 4-6 weeks, too! Winding in tiny bouquets, I counted 22 tiny flowers on my plant! Unlike the flowers we traditionally think of as orchids, the jewel orchid is eye-popping year-round ... Read More »
How-to prune blueberry bushes in winter for a more abundant crop
As you know, life is hectic. In this busy mindset, I've neglected to prune my blueberry bushes for several years now. This task should be done in late winter, preferably in February-ish but I've let it slide. The kids have kept me going non-stop, and it's "needs/must" most days. So dinner and laundry supersede pruning. But my blueberry crop has suffered from this lack of care. In fact, over the past few years of non-pruning, my yield has ... Read More »
Gourmet nuts + dreamy chocolate delights with Sunnyland Farms 3 winner giveaway!
My New Year's Resolution is to eat 1.) something sweet and 2.) something salty each day. Does that count? Notice I didn't mention anything about mac & cheese. Seriously...eating healthy can be a balance of both worlds! Mostly healthy snacking with a twist of sweetness! Welcome Sunnyland Farms! The non-stop party in your mouth. Gourmet nuts please! Today's prizes are in random order as they are equally mouth-watering. The ... Read More »