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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gardening Tips for Beginners....


Several of my friends have asked me recently about how to get started in gardening if you’ve never gardened before. To quote a good friend: “You can use Google to learn anything…” However, here is what I call the 4 Ss for successful gardening….


  • ·        Sun – Fruits and vegetables (but not all herbs) enjoy 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • ·        Soil – Loamy soil works best, and composting is nature’s way of taking back its own…
  • ·        Space – We all like our space, as do vegetables….
  • ·        Seeds – Better to pay for the good stuff up front - ‘nuff said….

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Simon Sinek Quote


Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. – Simon Sinek 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mike Hewett's Farm



Please check out my buddy's website, in addition to picking up some excellent home grown food at multiple farmer’s markets he serves….


Saturday, June 17, 2017

My New Best Garden Friend


I can’t stand the tomato horn worm, as they have demolished numerous tomato plants of mine over the years. So it was a nice surprise to see this wasp pick up a baby horn worm and fly off with it this afternoon….

Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekly Retrospective....


What I’m readingUncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony Dungy

What I’m listening to: real estate podcasts by Jason Hartman….dude knows his stuff…

Where I’m failing: Appreciation….I’m surrounded by excellence that I constantly overlook due to being trained to be so critical: An excellent partner/wife…two excellent children that both surpassed everything I had accomplished at this point in their lives….extended family members that motivate and challenge me to be better….a church family that supports me without question or judgement….friends who are incredibly loyal….the intelligence I am surrounded by at work on a daily basis….I vow to appreciate the exposure I am exposed to more every day from this point forward….

What I’m excited about: Upcoming mission trip to Honduras with my son….but I could have skipped the typhoid shot this morning…..

Quote that has me thinking: For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God? – Psalm 18:31

What I need to work on: Consistency….

What I’m looking forward to: Some community service with my brother Regan tomorrow….


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Breakfast for Dinner



Last night’s dinner was 4 over easy eggs served on top of homemade guacamole (pictured) alongside cold leftover bacon dipped in ranch sauce (so good I ate it before I could take a pic, haha)…..

Monday, June 12, 2017

God's Garden....



I know it doesn't look like much, but I felt like I picked a thousand blackberries in the woods along the outskirts of my property the past few days (the pic is just what I pulled tonight)....and I didn't plant any of them...