Finer Things

Hunting Families

Hunting Families

Hunting Families bring a lot to the table!   When Scott and  I first married, I resented that he hunted SO much.  Seriously, when…

Sighting in Flintlock Adventure

Sighting in Flintlock Adventure

Beautiful weather Sunday afternoon.  We spent it sighting in Scott’s flintlock for hunting season.  He does not want to miss that awesome…

The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden

At our house we keep more than one kitchen garden to grow food for our large family. What Is a Kitchen Garden?…

Father’s Day Canoe Trip

Father’s Day Canoe Trip

Happy Father’s Day to all you great and necessary fathers out there!  I wanted this year’s Father’s Day to be memorable and…

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Recently, our family has enjoyed watching hummingbirds at our feeder. The tiny, delicate birds are quite fascinating. The breed that visits our backyard…

Last Bird of Turkey Season

Last Bird of Turkey Season

The past couple of weeks the turkeys seemed to be outsmarting the hunters  in my family, but Hunter pulled off a 4th…

A Fun Day with the Family

A Fun Day with the Family

After a long week of preparing for the wedding party, playing and reading with little ones, preparing recipes for upcoming DVDs, writing…

Alabama Turkey Rodeo Competition

Alabama Turkey Rodeo Competition

I had the privilege of scoring turkeys for the 1st Turkey Rodeo covered by Bob Redfern at NBC Sports and organized by Dr. Ryan McWhorter and Bart Casltleberry….

Party in the Pasture?

Party in the Pasture?

My day began just like any other Wednesday. Planning the day, checking my calendar, school with the kids, answering emails, making lunch…

A Mountain Experience

A Mountain Experience

We were blessed to enjoy a little get away for a few days with no interruptions ( except for calls about Scott’s…

To Soak or Not to Soak

To Soak or Not to Soak

“Take your time” is a phrase that my mind has never really grasped very well.  I pretty much attempt to do all…

What a Way to End Deer Season!

What a Way to End Deer Season!

My son, Howlett, came home last night pretty depressed.  He shot at what he called a “monster buck” and thought he must…

Flintlock Sparks Excitement

Flintlock Sparks Excitement

Scott, my husband, has been working all year for this very moment. After spending a couple of hundred man hours building this…

The Forgotten Tree

The Forgotten Tree

The sassafras tree has been historically an very important tree. At one point in the 1600s it was one of the largest…

How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

It’s harvest time! Last May, a little late for beekeeping, we set up three hives and hoped to harvest a “little” honey,…

100 lbs. of Thawed Meat

“Momma, why is there water all on the floor in the storage room under the freezer?”  are not the words that you…