Stop and Smell the Trailing Arbutus

The Trailing Arbutus of Ridge Haven Trailing Arbutus at Ridge Haven Homestead Trailing Arbutus–my second favorite Spring Wildflower! My first encounter with the Trailing Arbutus happened in April, 2018. Our family visited some friends for lunch, and the hostess provided each child with a list and a camera, along with the instructions to “Go find…

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Sabbath Hike to Chimney Rocks

Sabbath Hike with Friends What a beautiful day for a hike! Several families grabbed a quick lunch after church, then we hit the road! After a scenic drive along the French Broad River, we arrived at the entrance to Weaver’s Bend Road, a five-mile gravel road leading to the Chimney Rocks trail head. Empty About…

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Homestead Report—Spring Clean-up, Terrace Gardens, and Personal Grow Beds

How We Garden—Preparing Terrace Gardens These last few weeks we’ve really caught Spring Fever! Mini daffodils in our flower bed along the driveway Daffodils, Crocuses, Tiny green shoots poking up, And even the green briars twisting around on the hills, All of these and more signal the arrival of that glorious time of the year…

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The 101 Series. Biology 101 Review

Biology 101 & The 101 Series. Science for High Schoolers Does your High School struggle with Loving Science? All parents want their children to love learning! And there are certain courses that are required for high school graduation, among them higher level sciences, like Biology, Chemistry, and sometimes, Physics. But what do you do when…

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