Jing Orange Okra from Baker Creek – An Overview

Watch the video to see more I love okra. Growing up in Florida okra was one of the easiest crops to grow over the long summer season. I well remember Papa picking it so I wouldn’t get itchy from the mature plants and Mimi patiently frying it. The restaurant we frequented most was Po Boy’s. Even if I had okra at home I always ate … Continue reading Jing Orange Okra from Baker Creek – An Overview

Raising Goslings in a Danger Zone

My last trip to see my grandmother shortly before her death in 2008 also involved geese. She had moved to a house that had a shared pond and a few geese. It was then that she taught me how to handle and tame geese and I asked lots of question about them. It was the last piece of farming and traditional skills she left to me. So, when I was given a mean old gander and two hens as a farm warming present in 2014 by my neighbor I was elated. Continue reading Raising Goslings in a Danger Zone

A Life Possessed, Not Owned

I do not own a car. I do have partial possession of one. I have known individuals who own an automobile, but that vehicle is possessed by the local impound. Without ownership I have the ability to use a valuable tool to bless myself and others. Yet, some people I know with ownership but not possession can not bless themselves or others with a similar … Continue reading A Life Possessed, Not Owned

Protecting Tender Volunteer Seedlings from Frost

As we approach our last frost free date the temperature has hit upwards of seventy degrees for over two weeks with over cast days in the forties and fifties. This herald of fine spring weather has spurred some lovely volunteers to sprout in the garden. I’ve found over the years that my volunteers are some of my earliest producers and heartiest producers. However,  moving them … Continue reading Protecting Tender Volunteer Seedlings from Frost

Sights and Sounds of Spring with a Virtual Sheep Petting

It’s shaping up to be a beautiful spring here at Serenity Cove. I’m so blessed to be able to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds around the sanctuary. Since so many of us are on lockdown I decided to share. Please enjoy. https://youtu.be/yGDSElwyfeE Moriah and the flock Continue reading Sights and Sounds of Spring with a Virtual Sheep Petting

Transplanting Tomato Seedlings

It may still be chilly out, but it’s time to transplant the tomato seedlings I started in our grow room four weeks ago. These seedlings will go back under the lights, but with more room, they’ll have stronger root systems before moving out to their new home in the main garden. We are growing Celebrity tomatoes again this year. As a market garden crop Celebrity … Continue reading Transplanting Tomato Seedlings

Invitation to Live Online Universal Prayer Sundays at 10 A.M. Central Standard Time

Currently we are unable to join together in our houses of worship and other groups that feed us spiritually and emotionally. During this time we need to nurture our Inner Light more than ever. During this time we will have a prayer service each Sunday at 10 A.M. Central Standard Time. This invitation to prayer is open to ALL faiths, denominations, and affiliations regardless of … Continue reading Invitation to Live Online Universal Prayer Sundays at 10 A.M. Central Standard Time