One day this week, Leo and I went to Barnes and Noble just to get out of the house. We were looking at the latest gardening books when Leo spotted a photo. He said, "We can do this!" I knew exactly what he was going to do. Leo's brother, Jim, is building a new house in the field beside us. And around the site are stacks of wooden pallets. Leo called the builder to find out what he was gonna do with them, and the builder said he was going to burn them! So Leo hauled them over to our garden. ... Read More about How Green Can You Get?
The other day I went to the mailbox and there were two seed catalogs. For me, spring had arrived! I've spent hours pouring over the pictures looking forward to spring vegetables and flowers. When I made my weekly visit to the local library, I saw this beautiful, new book on perennials. Of course it came home with me. Do you spend your time dreaming of spring the same way I do? ... Read More about Spring? I’m Ready!
Jane and I have decided to work together on the same blog . Previously, we had separate web sites. So, we have merged our recent posts into Cottage at the Crossroads. We will both be making individual posts pertaining to our own interests, keeping in mind our common theme of renewing our house and ourselves. We hope you enjoy the new team effort and we really enjoy and encourage your comments. Any suggestions will be welcomed. Live from Windham's Crossroads, we ... Read More about We’re a Team
Last fall I mentioned to my brother Jim that I needed to pressure wash the white fence around my house here at the Crossroads. I said I was going to buy a pressure washer. He said, "Don't do that. I'll bring mine" (He lives in Atlanta). So, against my better judgement I decided to accept his generosity and use his. It was great. I pressure washed my white fence and it looked great. I put it away until last week when I decided to use it again. The berries from the Bradford Pear trees ... Read More about I Borrow-It Breaks
After I take Lucy out for her morning romp at the Crossroads, she'll stand at the door to my truck. I know she's ready to go for a ride and in particular, to Starbucks. She insists I go there almost every day. So we're off. I know your dog does this too. She loves to get some fresh air by hanging her head out of the window. It doesn't matter how cold it is. At last, we're here. Drive thru for us. It's a triple shot grande skinny vanilla ... Read More about A Cup of Coffee for Me and Lucy