Author:Stefanie

It’s the jam…or uh…jelly

Chickasaw plum, Prunus angustifolia, sandhill plum, or more commonly sand plum. I am crazy passionate about many things in life and sand plum jelly is one of those things.   Sand plums can only be harvested one time of year and that time of year is now, so...

What’s the Blog Deal?

In 2012 our production company finished the film “Where Did the Horny Toad Go?”, a documentary about the history and decline of the Texas Horned Lizard. My husband conveyed the importance of social media when promoting the film, but I just couldn’t seem to get...

A Fibrous Diet

As some of you know, Beau and I attended a straw bale home building workshop this past week near Austin, Texas. The workshop was taught by Andrew Morrison of Straw Bale Innovations, and hosted by the owners of Belle Vie Farm & Kitchen, Perrine and Aubrey...

Operation: Rescue Garlic

  This next story will probably sound a bit strange to some of you. Or most of you. But those gardeners out there will understand. On Friday afternoon I headed over to our old home on Hudson. I was set on digging the garlic up before...

The Shape of Things

We are in the process of doing a complete site analysis of our property with the guidance of our architect, Jeff Harper. We have had a several long phone conversations about the property with him and his girlfriend, Melissa Clark, who is also an architect. With...

Dori

Now that we have our fabulous 20 acres our goal has been to get onto the property as soon as possible for a few reasons. Firstly, we're beekeepers. Our bees are located just a few feet away from my father in law, Cappy’s swimming pool...

A New Beginning

My husband, Beau and I were all set to move out of our small 1950’s Oklahoma City home into a larger historic home in Linwood just a few miles away in January of 2015. This all came into motion after the arrival of our son,...