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Even Scarecrows Have a Family Tree!  Well, Well, Well, if it isn’t fall and it comes to my mind Fall decorations. The centerpiece is cornstalks, pumpkins, hay bales and the Fabulous Scarecrow (whether it is male or female). In my family we always had a garden, a tradition I carried on. In the gar...
09/22/2022
Fall Rolls In; Your Home Maintenance Check list  As the season begins to change, it's time to prep your home for falling leaves, cooler weather, and, eventually, winter storms. Tackling a few fall home maintenance tasks now can help ward off issues later in the season, so you can enjoy everything...
09/15/2022
Collards: A True Southern Delight with Pork of Course! Southerners love their greens.  A time-honored tradition in southern kitchens, greens have held an important place on the table for well over a century, and there is no other vegetable that is quite so unique to the region.  Greens are any so...
08/18/2022
No Chemicals: The Road Less Traveled! Looking for ways to eliminate garden insect pests, without resorting to pesticides? Get our tips for controlling harmful garden bugs, no chemicals required.There’s no greater joy for a gardener than a plot full of perfect-looking flowers or vegetables. The pr...
08/03/2022
Old McDonald had a Farm or was it a Farmette? A farmette is basically a smaller-scale farm — and is sometimes used interchangeably with “hobby farm.” It could be as small as an acre or it could be closer to 10 acres (though some definitions put the acreage significantly higher). So this can be ve...
07/28/2022
All in the Family: Pets So you have a new pet.  No matter, cat, dog, goat, pig, lama, whatever, we as humans give our pets names.  I am southern, so in the south we all have at least 3 names and 70% of the time go by 2 names example my sister in laws are Linda Sue and Nina Lou. So that being said...
07/21/2022
To Be or Not To Be: Why Stand We Here Idle  This famous speech of Patrick Henry, who was from Hanover County Virginia, at the Second Virginia Convention spoke these stirring words at the 1775 Virginia Convention, take a look back at the speech that included the famous line, “Give me liberty or gi...
07/07/2022
Let Me Take You Down To The Chesapeake Bay Bridge TunnelMy first time I ever road on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel I was in my early 50s.  I made the trip by myself.  To say the least it was like an outer body experience. I was going over with a buyer to view property.  I kept my cool so my bu...
06/30/2022
IRIS: The Plant That Keeps on Giving I love the Iris plants, this flowering plant was also one of my mother’s favorite flowers. Some states even have an Iris Festival yearly. The one near me is in Richmond Va and it is a wonderful way to spend the day. So let’s talk Iris talk now.  With many diff...
06/23/2022
Founding Leaders: Age Was Not A FactorHow old were the Founding Fathers when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776?It’s a simple question—perhaps so basic that it’s been overlooked: How old were the leaders of the American Revolution?As it turns out, many Founding Fathers were younge...
04/28/2022
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My blogs reflect my observations on life, real estate and my own state of the union (Elaine's world). I write my entries as a way to express myself and all the positive and negative aspects of real estate. I also use it to promote my listings and maybe even your enjoyment in reading it.