Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

Weeding after the rain

The five little things that made my week…

1. Weeding is so much more enjoyable after a rain. Not only are they easier to pull out, but digging your hands in the dirt is a great way to dose yourself with nature’s happy pill.

The first winter tomatoes

2. I spy… the first tomatoes of winter coming along!

The garden is her playground

3. The garden is her playground. And those dried dead leaves are her favorite toys at the moment.

Getting serious about critter fencing

4. Spring garden chores are lining up these next few weeks and we are starting to get the beds prepped for planting. First up: a proper solution to our raccoon problem. Finally! Stay tuned for my forthcoming post on critter fencing.

A stormy sunset

5. A stormy sunset never disappoints.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »