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Seeds of Hope

Posted by Tricia Drover on November 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Seeds of Hope

November 9, 2016

It has been a long time since I have updated this blog. However, with the state of the world being what it is I feel like it is time that I planted some hope.

Give me some time to do so, though – today I am going to have to dig really deep to find it.

Today is a dark, dark day. Powers of hate and division seem to be winning around the world.

I have children. I will not lie – I fear for their futures.

What kind of...

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Fall Maintainence

Posted by Tricia Drover on October 7, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Fall is officially upon us and has been for a few weeks. This past weekend I finally managed to pull out the last of my summer veggies and plant my bulbs for the spring.

I have a nice row of tulips at the front of my garden and some garlic planted in the back corner Where I hope it won’t create too much shade for the rest of my plants. I love home grown garlic but it is a big user of real estate, so I have only planted about six bulbs. 36 square feet isn’t exactly enough gar...

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Images from my Garden

Posted by Tricia Drover on July 24, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Some images from my garden this year:

My backyard garden. I am thinking of turning this into sort of a fairy-like garden....lots of ferns and shells and decorative little things.

My chocolate mint. I cannot remember how old this plant is, but it simply thrives every year, no matter what the conditions.

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Update on Garden 2015

Posted by Tricia Drover on July 16, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We are approaching the middle of summer and I have had one of the best gardening seasons of my life to date! The fact that the weather has been hot and dry is definitely a factor. It allows me to have complete control over the level of water my plants receive. Obviously that ongoing drought is a major concern for other reasons, but it has been pretty beneficial to my cucumbers.

I will be doing a photo collection of the garden in the coming week while I am a bachelorette (for a few days,...

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Motherhood and Madness

Posted by Tricia Drover on July 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Started a new blog to talk about all the fun that comes along with co-parenting, blended families, and motherhood in general:


It is still very new, but if you have a sec please check it out!


Posted by Tricia Drover on July 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Yay! My hanging basket is coming back to life.

I really thought that I had destroyed it, but after a week of leaving it alone (well, except for lots and lots of water in this crazy heat!) it looks healthier than ever.

As I always tell my son - patience. It means waiting, nicely :)

Summer To Do List

Posted by Tricia Drover on June 19, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (5)

So far this summer (well, almost summer!) my garden has been going wonderfully. Even my cucumbers are happy and free of mildew. Overall it has been relatively easy due to the hot, dry weather and the fact that I have about a million spiders in the woods near my place. Oh, and birds. Lots and lots of birds that seem to really enjoy eating slugs. Nothing like all natural pest control!

BUT some problems are starting to arise. My hanging basket is looking scraggly and unkempt. I do have a ...

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Garden 2015

Posted by Tricia Drover on June 11, 2015 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello strangers! Sorry for the long delay. Much has happened since my last entry.

I have started a new job (yay!), had a birthday, an anniversary, and a terrible bout of food poisoning since last we spoke. Also, I somehow found time to put in my garden for this year! More images to come, but below are a couple shots of my new garden bed and my balcony garden:

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It's Been Too Long

Posted by Tricia Drover on February 26, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been awhile since I have updated this blog! Life is busy, with a full time job, school, a family, a home, and my lame attempt to have some semblance of a life outside of all of that!

I’m (mostly) joking about that – I love my life. I think it is, for the most part, fun and fulfilling. There are some things I would like to see change but I am also seeing glimmers that change is on the horizon. That is both exciting and terrifying; life has been pretty constant for me f...

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Return to Fabric

Posted by Tricia Drover on November 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A good friend of mine recently gave me a treasure chest of fabric. My sewing has been on hiatus for awhile since life has been so extremely busy, but seeing all of the material I now have for creating has reignited my love for my sewing machine.

My first project will be to finish a number of reusable napkins and tote bags for Christmas presents.

Next, I hope to make some fancier wallets and purses with some of the lovely fabric in the box. Also, a table cloth or two for my hideous...

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