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Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 6h ago

Building a Maypole

It is the time of year when people are celebrating Oktoberfest.What better time (except for maybe the month of May) to display a Maypole.Maypoles originated in Germany. This year my cousin a...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 1M ago

A Busy Summer

Summer is very busy around here.I decided to take a break and show you a little of what we have been doing.Be sure to click on all the links to recipes. I've included a lot.We took a quick t...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 2M ago

Road Trippin' in West Virginia

Charley and I and two of our sons took a little road trip on Saturday. We drove along the Midland Trail. Our first stop was at Kanawha Falls.This is where the New and Gauley riversconverge t...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 3M ago

Feeding the Squirrels

A while back I posted here about a squirrel feeder my son made and we put up to feed the squirrels.It seems the birds enjoyed it more than the squirrels.The squirrels are confused no more!  ...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 3M ago

Building a Home for our Critters

We have a few critters that live near us.our heron our deer, crows and wood ducks  and a squirrel They all enjoy our little acre of land that we keep mowed and kept up. And they enjoy the cr...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 4M ago

Spring has Arrived When . . .

What is a true sign of spring arriving?Among other things, it is . . .  Yard Sales - - I love yard sales!Great Nike jacket, picture frames and vintage hankiesFiesta! Yay. $1 each. I'm not su...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 5M ago

The Colors of Spring have Arrived in the Hills of WV

We had a mild winter and after a few frosts, that the early buds had to dodge, Spring is here.The dandelions and violets have arrived and are decorating my yard with their yellow and purple ...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 6M ago

Pi Day and a Recipe!

Today is Pi Day. Yes, I spelled that right. This month for my kid's column in Two-Lane Livin' I wrote about how you could enjoy celebrating Pi Day. For some of you who are mathematically cha...
Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 8M 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 · 9M 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...