News From the Homestead

Greetings on this bright fall day in Fort Worth. The troubles of summer are now a distant memory and its high time for me to get back on the horse (so to speak) and resume posting to you-all. You may remember that I last posted in March about an auto-immune disorder (Sjogren’s Syndrome) I was facing. Well, it is still here – but so am I. There will still be difficult days and weeks ahead, but life goes on.

So what’s going on in my home garden? This fall I am working on some reductions. My garden had gotten so big that it had become an insurmountable chore. For years I’ve had that urge to add “just one more herb” and things finally got out of control. Has that happened to any of you? Well, the first things to go are the plants that never grew well. I no longer have the time or energy to nurse ailing plants. If I can’t find a good spot for the plant by the second transplant, out it goes.

The next thing on my garden list is to admit defeat with certain poor garden plots. One was too exposed to the elements and often was neglected when it was time to water. The other – well, the other one had poor soil and a very bad location. So back to grass they go.

Next week is the election. I’m not saying how I will vote but I am saying I’ll be heartily glad when the electioneering is DONE! After that, it’s time to celebrate fall and the coming holidays. All the best to you and your’s as we move into the joyous season.

Subscribe to My Newsletter

Powered by Robly

Recent Blog Posts

  • Summer Flowers

    July Do’s and Don’ts For Gardeners

    July 07, 2017

    July in the garden is a difficult month. You’re halfway through the growing year but the weather makes demands on you and your plants that cannot be i…

  • (Original File name; FC Roses, mixed colors C2I046BJ.jpg)

    The Latest on Roses

    June 06, 2017

    Roses are one of the most popular and commonly grown flowers. Since 2004, when the Knockout® rose was introduced they have become so common in the U…

  • Harvesting Basil

    So You Want a Bigger Basil Harvest

    May 05, 2017

    If you’ve planted basil in your garden this year, I can guarantee you are already thinking of how you can use this spicy, aromatic herb. Now you are c…

  • Expert Researching

    ‘Expert’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    April 04, 2017

    The internet is a fine and wonderful thing. However it has caused our society to develop certain schizophrenic tendencies when it comes to expertise….

  • Crowded Fish

    Excuse Me, Martha Stewart?

    March 03, 2017

    A few days ago I got a question via Facebook from a friend in Idaho. She had seen an article from the Martha Stewart website with five tips on how to…


The Herb ‘n Cowgirl is a member of