Ron Wilson Friend and colleague and garden expert Ron Wilson shares another interesting post: Oct 29, 2020 Bristly “woolly bear” caterpillars commence their annual crawl-abouts in search of sheltered winter quarters in the fall. You may see noticeable numbers crossing roads with some unfortunates becoming laminated onto tires. Their crawl-abouts may start as early as late September and continue until early November in Ohio. It depends on the … Continue reading Can Wooly Worms Predict The Weather?
Each week when I chat with Matt Swaim of Sacred Heart Radio the subject is always about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about butter and its ancient history long before Christ was born. Butter was “churned” in a goatskin hung from tent poles and swung back and forth until the butter formed. Butter is fun to make – you can pour some heavy … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn
You’ve heard me say before that it doesn’t take much to please me. Today I received another “gift without ribbons.” Friends Ray and Roger Davis brought a dump truck load of horse manure for my gardens. Black gold is what I call it! We’ll spread the manure out evenly, and let it continue to age until spring. Seeing those mounds of black gold takes the … Continue reading Best Caramel Popcorn and Spicy Chex Mix: Boo!
Friend and garden expert Ron Wilson shares his timely tips for which plants to bring in for the winter and how to do it successfully. THIS WEEK, WE SHARE “10 TIPS ON BRINGING PLANTS INSIDE FOR WINTER.” If you’ve been growing your tropical and non-hardy plants outdoors, it is time to prepare them to bring indoors. By beginning the process in the fall, your plants … Continue reading 10 Tips on Bringing Plants Inside for Winter
Photo credit kitchn.com Today, Matt Swaim from Sacred Heart Radio’s Sonrise Morning Show and I talked about the upcoming All Saints and All Souls Day and how they relate to a secular Halloween. When was All Saints Day first instituted? Lots of legends abound about the beginning of All Saints Day. From what I can gather, though, way back in the 800’s the Pope … Continue reading Chorizo Nachos with Homemade White Queso
Importance of Watering It’s Dry! Be sure to water all your plants including your new trees and shrubs.How should you water new trees and plants?Ron Wilson shares his watering know how and tips for keeping your new plants and trees healthyWatch Here! Continue reading How to Water New Tree and Plants
Today on the Sonrise Morning Show Matt Swaim and I talked about artichokes. Artichokes: Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”The artichoke is a domesticated variety of the wild cardoon (I grow cardoon in my Bible section of the herb garden). It looks very similar to an artichoke plant. The cardoon … Continue reading Artichokes in Curry and Salad
Our garden is gourd and winter squash central for family, neighbors and friends. The little ones love to explore the vines holding these autumn treasures. During a recent hunt, granddaughters Ellery, Eva and Emerson found what they claimed was a new kind of gourd. Not so. They found edible tan honey nut squash, a very small member of the large butternut squash family. I planted … Continue reading Butternut and Chickpea Tagine
I was in the mood for apple dumplings so I made a batch. It was the perfect fall day for making apple butter and applesauce, too. Judy M., a longtime reader, loves the apple butter from Nashville House in Nashville, Indiana. “My sisters and I want to get together and make apple butter and we’re looking for that recipe,” Judy said. She has great memories … Continue reading A is for Apple: Dumplings, Butter & Sauce!