Arugula Growing

Gardening update! Last weekend I finally got the dirt in my kitty litter buckets and put them in the north window. My collard greens aren’t up yet. But, the arugula is. I have tiny two-leaf sprouts coming up as of this morning. I’m thrilled! Not only is...

The Joy of Office Cats

I find myself very lucky in that my “day job” has an office cat. (No that’s not her in the picture). Since I’m usually the first one in the office every morning, I let her out into the main part of the office. She curls up and sleeps on the...

Why Clarinet Scales are Like Trot Poles

As I was working on the Pares Scales books, and feeling myself getting better at keeping my fingers moving and playing one note at a time — not getting ahead and fumbling things — I realized that scales and trot poles are pretty much the same things, just...

The Sweet Sound of Spring (Peep!Peep!)

I walked into the feed store yesterday to cure the “emergency” of our being down to the bottom of the barrel (literally) for horse feed. And I heard the sweet sweet sound of spring. Peep. Peep. Peep. Baby chicks waiting to grow up and produce eggs....

How Do I Know What Project To Work On? (Writing Advice)

My latest writing advice blog post over at my Patreon just went public, so I’m inviting you to hop on over and see it. Here’s a snippet: So one of the biggest issues writers who are multi-passionate (aka scattered) has is what project to work on. And there...

Walking with Holly (Sunday Horses)

As much as I hate to say it for my friends and family north of me, yesterday was a glorious day. A bit breezy, high of around 60-65. A lovely day to be outside and soak up the sunshine. So, when I walked back from the mailbox and saw Holly resting in the pasture...

“Peeps” Coffee Creamer

Print Recipe "Peeps" Coffee Creamer This coffee creamer is a homemade version of the "Peeps" flavored creamer currently being sold in stores. Course coffee creamer Prep Time 15 minutes Servings Ingredients 14 oz half and half1 can sweetened condensed milk3 heaping TBs...

Crock Pot Taco Chili

Print Recipe Crock Pot Taco Chili This variation on chili will bring some spice into your cool evenings and is easy to cook. Cuisine American, Mexican Keyword Soup Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 2+ hours on low Servings a lot Ingredients 2 cans chili beans2 cans diced...

Garden Dreaming

Since my saxophone practice has been non existant, I thought I’d talk a little bit about my homestead and my gardening dreams. My homestead inspires not just my equestrian literature (I love being able to see my horses from the house after so many years of...

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