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Essential Tools for the High Desert G...

Essential Tools for the High Desert Gardener

Growing a garden in the high desert requires owning a few necessary tools. Consider these tasks when choosing essentials for a new garden: pulling weeds planting flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees raking leaves watering composting Gardeners have favorite tools they can’t live without. My list of favorites is based on comfort and gardening in the […]

Cadillac Antiques Calling Lucerne Val...

Cadillac Antiques Calling Lucerne Valley it’s High Desert Home

Small towns, like Lucerne Valley, can seem to move at their own pace — too slow for the younger generation, too fast for those entering their retirement years. Then there’s the working folk who want a slower pace. Meet Patty Muldoon of Cadillac Antiques. She’s slowly moving up to the High Desert one weekend at […]

Mother’s Day is 11 Days Away

Mother’s Day is 11 Days Away

I’ve been a contributing blogger for several years now, so I figured you might like to know  that I’m a devoted fan of the Old West. I live on a rural ranch in the High Desert, love the ghost town trails and a bit of off-roading. I collect almost anything rusty and rustic. While I […]

Gardening Inspiration and Poetry

Gardening Inspiration and Poetry

April has been an interesting month for me because of dealing with vertigo. It’s been a new experience. Extreme spinning happens at hearing acute noises, seeing movements, or just sitting in a chair. One thing that has helped, however, is simply watering the garden, planting seeds, or pulling weeds. Every chance, whether twenty to thirty […]

Spring Food, Fun, & Music in the...

Spring Food, Fun, & Music in the High Desert

This post contains affiliate links, which means I    Looking for Spring family-fun weekend activities to do in the High Desert? Spring Valley Lake Country Club is offering a festival on April 25th, 1-4 pm. This event will include face painting, food, games, inflatables, and live music. Admission is FREE! Take this opportunity to check […]

Lovely Spring Gift Ideas For High Des...

Lovely Spring Gift Ideas For High Desert Gardeners

Gift Ideas We Love Do you really want to receive a dozen roses that will only last a week? Why not ask for a cactus that blooms for you each year? Just go to your nursery and pick out the prettiest. And as for color, you’ll find a good variety. Many of the varieties offer different […]

An Evening at the Art Walk, Strolling...

An Evening at the Art Walk, Strolling Apple Valley’s Historic Inn

For an evening walk through the doors of many businesses in and around The Historic Apple Valley Inn, that Friday April 3rd was the right night for it. A light warm breeze engaged visitors to stroll along to visit the Inn’s large main lobby. In there guests met franchisees from Mary Kay Cosmetics, The Origami Owl […]

April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month

I love April, not only because of springtime, Easter, and Passover, but because it’s National Poetry Month, founded in 1996, to show poetry’s importance to our culture and lives. Here are a couple ways you can celebrate: Read a poem every day. Order a free poster from the American Academy of Poets (www.poets.org). Participate in […]

Spring Garden Perennials

Spring Garden Perennials

  What are you growing in your spring garden? Do you plant a little at a time, or do you buy everything at once and plant a huge garden? Iris bulbs are good to plant because they multiply. When my husband and I purchased our High Desert fixer upper, there was a huge patch of […]

Beware: Kraft Foods Puts Out Recall f...

Beware: Kraft Foods Puts Out Recall for Mac & Cheese

According to reports, the Kraft Foods Company has sent out a general recall for its signature mac dinners. The recall affects only Mac & Cheese regular dinners in the 7.25 oz. size product. Look for the date stamp: “Best When Used By” dates of “September 18, 2015″ through “October 11, 2015″, with the code C2 […]




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