Category Archives: Gardening

Not Chicken Soup!

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Hi, it’s me. I am just wondering if you had that chicken soup recipe? You know the one we made over the summer during that crazy lighting storm. Call me, love you,…

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Mini Makeover: Plant Edition

Try hanging trailing plants from the ceiling or placing them on a shelves over the bed. Sleeping under plants makes it feel like you’re camping on vacation

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How to Preserve Fresh Herbs for Later

Best for: Hardy herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano and thyme Keep:  Freeze for up to 6 months Use: Melt 1 or 2 cubes directly in a skillet to add more flavor to sautéed meat or veggies or thaw in a … Continue reading

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Making Backyard Dreams a Reality

Backyard Updates Opening the gate to my backyard and walking down the  walkway, my friend paused, did a 360, and said, “Wow how did I miss this update on Real Life of an MSW?” I informed her she didn’t completely … Continue reading

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Gardening for a New Season

“Daddy,” my middle daughter said, “for my birthday I want a pretty garden again.” Two years ago, a tiny lump and “Should I have this looked at?” ended with my wife’s memorial service just after Easter. With the time lost … Continue reading

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