A spring break visit to Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana was a fun day of discovery for our first grade and second grade grandchildren.
I love spring in southern Indiana, and I’m SO glad it’s finally arrived! When I learned about the Indiana State Nature Program, I thought it might be the perfect way to jump into the season and shake the dust off, get some exercise, and have some fun while we used our Indiana Master Naturalist training.
Riverside Tower Lofts – Madison, Indiana’s former Tack Factory – is looking good and open for leasing. This property’s a peach!
After decades of hoping the visions of hotel or condos by previous property owners would materialize, this time local tour goers could see that this Cotton Mill project – the creation of a Fairfield by Marriott with 85 hotel rooms and meeting space – was not just another false start.
I’m eating tomatoes as fast as I can (and giving away handfuls of cherry tomatoes), but I’m having a hard time keeping up with supply. Good problem! Solution? Fresh tomato basil soup!
My grandmother, Isabelle, learned necessary hand sewing skills to make and repair her limited wardrobe of the times. Her journal is filled samples of her school sewing projects and is such a treasure!
Old House Tuck Pointing 101: Don’t be usin’ that new-fangled mortar on them old-timey bricks! Check out the transformation of the Fixer Upper’s front exterior.
Our courtyard of small new gardens has fared well this spring, and we were rewarded with buds, blooms and new growth. I can’t wait to see what the subsequent seasons – and years – have in store.
Last fall I found several old grain sacks at Madison, Indiana’s River West Antique Mall. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular that day – “just browsing, thanks.” But these well worn sacks spoke to me. “We would make awesome kitchen aprons for your friends,” they whispered. It’s like they knew me…
We made some delicious baked goods for our guests at Main Street Bed & Breakfast – especially the Blueberry Muffins. Thirty plus years later, I’m still making them, and my daughter and her family are, too. I guarantee they’ll be a favorite of yours as well.