The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Organizing the Christmas Take Down and Storage: As you take the Christmas tree and all the decorations down during the next few days, make it a meanin...

December 29th, 2016 updated: December 29th, 2016. |  


Francisco news

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I know I did. When I was younger, Christmas was all about the presents. As I get older, I find that I’...

December 27th, 2016 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

A Peanut City Ham Cooked in a Black Wash pot: The ham of choice at Christmas was a Virginia ham, but it did not come from Smithfield, Virginia but fro...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


The Old Paths: The season of giving

The Old Paths: The season of giving

The road to my house is currently ablaze with Christmas lights. My home smells like a combination of honey-baked ham and homemade goodies. My new bees...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Francisco news

The Bookmobile will not be coming to Francisco for the next two Mondays. They follow the same calendar as the county government so December 26 and Jan...

December 20th, 2016 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Enjoying the Christmas Aroma of Douglas Fir: Even if you do not put up a real tree, you can enjoy the aroma of a real tree by spreading the branches o...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Francisco news

The Francisco School Gym is ready for inspection by the fire marshal and the county building inspectors after volunteers spent last Saturday cleaning ...

December 14th, 2016 |  


Francisco news

By all accounts, the Christmas Bazaar sponsored by the Francisco Ladies Auxiliary was a big success! If you’re on Facebook or you know someone w...

December 10th, 2016 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Monday will be National Poinsettia Day: Poinsettia Day honors Joel Robert Poinsett. When Poinsett was in Mexico in 1851 he was introduced to the beaut...

December 8th, 2016 |  


The Old Paths: Christmases past….

The Old Paths: Christmases past….

It’s that time of year again. You know, the holly jolly season of ho ho ho. Although I am not the biggest fan of the premise of Christmas (that ...

December 7th, 2016 |