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Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 1M ago

Feeding the Wildlife

My son crafted a few squirrel feeders in December.We kept one and he gave away two as gifts.These are very well put together feeders. But, do the squirrels appreciate it?Maybe we should ask ...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 2M ago

'Tis the Day after Christmas

I was going to do a re-post of my day after Christmas blog of 2009.But things sure have changed around here since then.My husband was still working in 2009. He is now retired. My dad was sti...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 4M ago

Small Town - Colorful Fall Decorations

Our small town of Ripley, WV gets into the fall and Halloween spirit this time of year when local organizations decorate the lamp posts.Yesterday I took a few pictures along the streets of R...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 4M ago

Displaying Vintage Ads

I love vintage ads. I think some of them look like works of art.I have an old book that I bought at a thrift store a few years ago. It is filled with original Life Magazines from 1938. It is...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 4M ago

Nature's Weather Predictors

Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 5M ago

Mountain State Arts and Craft Fair

I can hear autumn in the air.I hope to soon feel it also.It has been such a long and hot summer. I welcome the change of the season.The Arts and  Crafts Fair at Cedar Lakes started in 1963 -...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 7M ago

Crafting With Clothespins

On my last blog post I mentioned that I had been making clothespin wreaths.Here is how I made them. Supplies needed:  Clothespins (approximately 100) 18 inch Metal wreath form Spray paint ...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 7M ago

Summer's Beauty and Bounty

The last time I posted, our garden was growing and weed free.Well, our garden is still growing, but it is not weed free. The rainy season has the weeds growing and growing.We were lucky wher...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 8M ago

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We have had a weird spring and, therefore, got a late start to our garden.But it is coming along nicely now. We planted our beans and the rain fell. A few days later the plants popped out of...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 9M ago

They're Back!

MacArthur told the people in the Philippines, "I shall return."Arnold, in The Terminator, said, "I'll be back."And my pretty yellow iris's are back.Seventeen years ago the cicadas were here ...