Five Easy Tips for Preparing the Garden for Winter

As the weather turns cold, it can be harder to keep a good watch over the garden.  As outdoor activities wind down and we prepare to enjoy cozy winter days inside, we also want to ensure that the gardens we worked so hard to cultivate during our growing season can rest well. 

Weekend Plans - Heritage Harvest Festival

I'm so looking forward to attending the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello this weekend and sharing my experience through beautiful photos of the grounds, the wonderful attendees and our esteemed presenters. I'm especially excited about visiting the garden (of course) and quite enjoyed this video from Sweet Potato Soul featuring some of the wonderful vegetables grown there.

If you're near Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, September 10, 2016, this event is a must. 
I hope to see you there!


In early July I had the pleasure of enjoying a girl's day trip literally up the mountain to pick peaches at Carter Mountain Orchard with one of my wonderful God-daughters and her mom/my college bestie.  I was all smiles especially knowing that my sweetheart made a special request for this one on one time with Aunt Tam Tam! So good - right?!