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Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 1W 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 · 1M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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 · 7M 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 · 7M 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 · 7M ago

Nature's Weather Predictors

Writing In The Blackberry Patch · 8M 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 · 10M 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 ...