So proud and pleased as punch to have my first book published by Sandy Springs Press. Look for it on Amazon and in book stores.

Check out the video below for an overview of the book.


I’m an avid gardener, a tinkerer and an entrepreneur. I learned to hate weeds at an early age when working on my grandparents farm in the mountains of North Carolina. Since then, it has been one of my challenges to find a way to provide a way to grow wholesome organic produce without chemicals or the back breaking process of weeding. I finally found it in Aquaponics. One revolutionary idea has led to another and now I’ve shared my knowledge in a book. I’m sharing my knowledge of how to prepare for possible shortages with everyone who shares my concerns.
When not gardening and experimenting, I live a quiet life in the mountains of north Georgia


Gorgeous weather yet again. I’ve noticed a little parching of the bedding plants, but not enough to get alarmed about. If we don’t get a rain in the next few days I’ll need to turn the sprinkler on, but until then, we’ll just thank our lucky stars for the wonderful weather.

We have been so much more fortunate this Spring than folks to the West or South of us. I can’t imagine the amount of rain that they’ve had in Houston this year. Calling all of the animals together two by two would be considered a good idea if you lived in the Houston area.

Biblical floods are not something we worry too much about here in the foothills of the Appalachians. After all, we are on high ground here, for the most part.

There have been problems to the North of us, like in the valleys of West Virginia, for example. Runoff from the West Virginia hills has flooded whole towns in some parts of the area.

Fortunately, that only occurs during a hundred or five hundred year flood, like we’ve been having every couple of years. Eventually, even the most diehard climate denier will have to own up to the fact that things are just not right anymore.

Hopefully, it will be sooner than later.

Get On Up

The weather is a little better, as is the coughing and hacking that has become my existence. We had a few hours of high winds, the blowing variety, not the tornadic variety. I understand some folks lost power due to the lines blowing down. I understand that burying lines underground keeps them from all sorts …