Springing to mind

SPRINGTIME has ARRIVED! It may snow again a couple-two-tree (shout out to my NePa family) more times before we realize summertime has snuck in, and that’s fine. Why? Because Spring has arrived! This splendid turn of events requires action! Action in the form of reacquainting myself with all of the varying trees and plants that have lived on our property since before it was ours,


action in the form of planting seeds for this year’s (hopefully) larger garden,


action in the form of walking and jogging more, in preparation for the Mudfactor 5K,

action in the form of skimming through the Mat-Su Valley Visitors Guide that came stuffed in the Frontiersman this morning,

and action in preparing our home for another fantastically adventurous Spring/Summer that only our sweet Alaska can offer. This truly is a blessed place, and we grow more grateful as each day passes that we get to create a home in the Great Land.

Have you been smelling those sweet Spring aromas outside? Perhaps you have the Spring-cleaning bug? Or maybe, you are just glad that the school year is almost complete? Tell me! What is going on with you as we transition to warmer weather?


Articles and Opinions

I’m going to do something a little differently here today, and share some links to things I’ve read recently.  I am not claiming authorship of anything I refer to below, other than whatever thoughts I share as introductions.  If you would be so kind as to share, in as few or as many words as you’d like, the articles that you enjoyed the most or the least, I would ABSOLUTELY appreciate it.  You might even feel like leaving an explanation, but I won’t hound you for one.  Without further ado, for your reading pleasure…

  • If you are attempting to garden (not just flowers) and have toyed with the idea of storing away extra for the winter months, the following succinct blog post may be of use to you.  Sometimes it is nice to have someone else doing to calculations when it comes to deciding how much to plant for storage. 🙂  New Life On A Homestead
  • No matter where you are on the spectrum regarding the use of electronics and youth, the following short article includes references to an author’s work, recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and educated opinions on the subject.  Digital Dementia?
  • The following is my favorite blog in the whole wide world, even if I do’t always agree with the author’s choice of words.  All of the writing is engaging and controversial, and I LOVE IT!  The Matt Walsh Blog