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By: Cynthia Stilphen

I hope you find something useful in my blog posts. I have a lot of life experiences, and many DIY projects and ideas, that I have done, that I will be sharing with you. Until next time…

  • Old Fashioned Sour Mustard Pickles

    August 19, 2019 by

    My Great Grandmother always made these pickles.  I remember I couldn’t wait to get a few jars from her every year.  I have always loved sour stuff, so these have been a favorite of mine for a long, long time.  I am so glad that I have her amazing recipe to share with you! Need… Read more

  • Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

    August 15, 2019 by

    Maybe you needed to hear this today… “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” I found this petunia in bloom in between the cracks in my patio. I had these petunia’s in planters on this patio last summer. Petunia’s are annuals, and die off with the frost here in the fall. I did not plant… Read more

  • Daylilies; The Color Choices are Endless

    August 12, 2019 by

    I have been surrounded by Daylilies practically my entire life. My Mother fell in love with these flowers about 35 years ago.  She has been hybridizing her own Daylilies for just about as long! When I bought my house, I asked my mom for a list of hardy perennials that I should incorporate into my… Read more

  • How to Make Old Fashioned Dill Pickles

    August 5, 2019 by

    I have always been a pickle lover! Dill and sour pickles are my favorites.  My mother has made pickles for years, without any fancy canning equipment. I wanted to pass along this old fashioned dill pickle making process to you.  I feel that it is important to preserve some of these skills and I wanted… Read more

  • Why Your Garden Should Include the Scarlet Runner Bean

    July 15, 2019 by

    For the past 4 years I have grown Scarlet Runner Beans (Phaseolus coccineus), in my garden. If you have never heard of them, you are missing out!  Runner beans have beautiful red blooms that Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies absolutely love! This is one of the main reasons why I grow them! Hummingbirds are a little… Read more

  • Every Garden Needs a Bench: Easy DIY

    July 12, 2019 by

    Every garden needs a bench!  It’s the perfect place to sit, relax, and unwind from the stress of life.  I wanted a bench that was sturdy, could stand up to the elements of the Maine weather, and is maneuverable.  I always have a budget and I tend to find ways to reuse the stuff that… Read more

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