An Amish Buggy Ride

The Amish live and work here in Oklahoma and Arkansas quietly. They are peaceable folks and mind their business. They farm and often run dairies and creameries where cheeses are produced and butter is churned to sell.  Some run bakeries and their breads and pastries are sought out. This man in  his two-wheeled cart passes […]

Roses for Today and Tomorrow

  There were no roses today––only hyacinths and a few daffodils. I have worked on my spring flowerbeds. I found my white rose bush in the back flowerbeds, my luscious yellow rose bush, and the red/black velvet––a very old bush planted before I moved to the farm 21 years ago––have all died. I will miss […]

Soul Food Flowers

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted. ” Lyli Dunbar I planted a lily today. I planted an ugly bulb with dirt clinging to its roots. I dug six inches, spread the roots there in the hole, and turned it point up before I buried […]