Making Old Things New

HOMES TELL STORIES ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THEM — their struggles and their triumphs. They tell of quiet moments and loud celebrations, of dreams that come to life and others that are lost without warning. OUR HOUSE — specifically our new addition — tells all this and more. Its story is one of […]


Fall Into Soup Season

Fall is here and the chilly temperatures have us craving for hot soup on the stove. Friends, nothing is easier! All you need are fresh vegetables, some vegetable or chicken stock and a bit of cream to make a mouth-watering bowl of soup that’s as good for you and your family as it is delicious. […]


A Gardener’s Work is Never Done

Each spring it seems we are all eager to get our hands dirty and plant seeds well before we should, as we are chomping at the bit to get our vegetable gardens going and shake off our winter blues. And now that fall is on its way, the garden you so eagerly planted may be […]


Zen and the Art of Compost Maintenance

You may think that having a compost pile is a lot of work, but with the proper balance of ingredients and a little bit of patience, your garden soil can be replenished with finished compost. My goal is to help you reach Garden Zen — a oneness with your compost pile that will keep your […]


Garden Survival Guide

Sure, they may be off to a great start, but for some veggies, the plant’s work is really just beginning. Here are some hints to make sure you have some of the biggest and the most delicious vegetables in Boone County: Tomatoes: It takes a lot of nutrients to make those big juicy fruits! Make […]


Spring Landscaping 101

Pack up your parkas and grab your gardening gloves: Mid-Missouri springs may not be all sunshine and beautiful days, but the darkest depths of winter have finally passed and springtime landscaping might be possible at last. If you’re unsure about how to maintain your garden during this tricky season, have no fear. With the help […]