Sage Blossoms cut in vase

Garden – Spring 2015

My professional life is in a season of transition right now, so as I find myself working a little less, I’m enjoying the opportunity to enjoy May outdoors, planting and investing in Hawk Hill’s gardens. I’ve done many projects not worthy of their own posts, but have enjoyed photography this season and thought I’d share…

Porch Swing in Tree DIY with Plan

  Awhile back, I stumbled across this old porch swing at a flea market. Though marked “not for sale”, I was not to be deterred from owning my own, so I took several photos and commenced building my own. This project was completed before I developed the habit of documenting my projects step by step,…

tutorial to convert a sink to a garden fountain

DIY Garden Fountain from Upcycled Sink

Last Updated:   My good friend Merre has been hunting for a fun focal point for a new water feature all summer. When she discovered this sink at a second-hand shop, she fell in love with it’s quirky finish! And apparently, I have gained a reputation for garden fountain creativity, so I got to help…

How to make a huge rustic rose trellis using free materials

DIY: Large Rustic Rose Trellis

When I purchased hawk hill back in 2010, this poor little garden trellis was charged with a huge responsibility of holding up this boisterous and rather unkempt climbing rose. None of the trellises I looked at garden centers were either big enough or of the style that worked for Hawk Hill’s whimsical and rustic aesthetic.…

Baskir Curly Mare grazing under dogwood blossoms

Springtime at Hawk Hill

  I have a few posts on recent  adventures and projects in the works right now, but I’ve been spending most of my free time getting planters planted with flowers, raised vegetable beds tilled, planted, and mulched, my spring broiler chickens raised and (nearly!) to the freezer, and working on a new birdcage water feature…

Daffodil Season in the Ozarks

Following an especially hard winter, Hawk Hill is now awash in daffodils. There are so many varieties of daffodils at Hawk Hill that on a good year, like this one, when conditions have been ideal, we get to enjoy them for the better part of a month! This year I’m enjoying varieties I planted several…