Kind of a Secret: Butternut Chili Soup

Not Everyone Approves of the Secret Ingredient in My Chili 

I guess it's not really a secret ingredient when you put it's name in the recipe title. However, not everyone who eats reads the recipe.

Sweet Baby Goats

Spring brings new life. Grass grows. Flowers bloom. Easter is celebrated. 

Into all this newness, our baby goats arrived. 


Joyful Exuberance!


Palm Sunday and Spring Flowers

There's something about spring and the holiday we celebrate during this time that lightens the heart and brings a smile to the face. Joyful exuberance! 

Gift from the Garden: Butternut Squash Cake with Cream Cheese Filling and Streusel Topping

My new favorite autumn cake began last spring. There was a little extra room in the vegetable garden and so I planted some seed I'd saved. I wasn't sure exactly what it was.

Vivid and Vibrant

A Kansas Country Garden

This brilliant red day lily has been exceptionally floriferous this year

A pocket of vibrant color comes from verbena, gaillardia, day lilies and hibiscus. 
Permission granted to all those gardeners who carefully coordinate the color and bloom times of their flower gardens to feel a little smug and superior.