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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for breakfast! I love soft boiled eggs, something I had forgotten about until I had one in the UK last week. The tomatoes and the figs are from the garden. Figs [Read More]

Faster Than You Think

Faster Than You Think

Growing a vegetable garden feels like a labour of love when you are first planting. You dig, weed, plant, water and tend. You wait. You wait some more. You weed some more and wonder, how long? How LONG!!?? This year I decided to take photos a bit more often to show those of [Read More]

Spring Has Sprung, Albeit Early!

Spring Has Sprung, Albeit Early!

Our gardens are in over drive and early as with the rest of the tri-state area. We may still get frost though, so don’t plant your more tender annuals or fruit trees until May 15th to be safe!! Our Magnolias and bleeding hearts were roaring in March! Crazy! Even the [Read More]

Let the harvest BEGIN!

Let the harvest BEGIN!

There are always a few vegetables that race to the finish line and get me all excited that it’s time to start reaping the rewards from all of the work done earlier in the year. This cucumber was the winner this year! I was inspecting the vines and came upon a fully [Read More]

Tumbling our Compost

Tumbling our Compost

We’ve set up the tumbling composter that my brother gave us. He’d gotten TWO for free via Freecycle. (Love that site!) I’ve got the counter top compost bin set up (and labeled to remind all NO MEAT!) in the kitchen and we’ve already emptied it a few [Read More]

Repotting your House Plants

Repotting your House Plants

Today was one of those over hot and humid summer days where you can smell the rain coming for hours and you can’t wait for it to arrive, giving a short break in the heat. I’d needed to pick up some things at a local hardware/home store and found they were having [Read More]

July Gardens Are in Bloom!

July Gardens Are in Bloom!

Some of you have been asking for more photos of what’s growing at The MacKay Way! Here are a few photos of what’s blooming in July! The richness in color of this Hydrangea amazes me! It’s all the same plant but due to the pH of the soil, it’s [Read More]

The Cucumbers and Beans have taken off!

The Cucumbers and Beans have taken off!

Last weekend before heading to the beach for a week, I put the string ladders up the bamboo tripods that are over the cucumbers, beans and peas. Just in time I think as we returned to find the cucumbers and beans had taken off!! [Read More]

Our Newest Resident

Our Newest Resident

My feller found late last week after watching the birds feed at the feeders outside of the kitchen that we have a new budding resident here at The MacKay Way. He saw the pair flying in and out building the nest earlier and now the papa was always hanging around outside [Read More]

Planting

Planting

It’s that time of year again! Time to get those seeds into pots, seed starting kits and directly into the ground! I’m excited to have an expanded gardening space now! Around The MacKay Way we’ve got everything from cucumbers, squash and okra, to tomatoes, [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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