Welcome to kolesganny's Member Page
My real name is Kathi and I have lived in NC, zone 7, since 1984. Yeah, red dirt, but mine is very rich:). Am originally from a little place outside of Lakeland, Fla., known as Kathleen. I love gardening, especially perennials. I also have a vegetable garden in wooden boxes that my husband made for me. Prefer it that way, so much easier to tend. I freeze and cann, make jelly and jam, pickles, (especially green tomatoe pickles YUM!!!) I live in the STICKS, (deep woods)as some folks call it. I am extremely country and figure that I was born out of my time by about 150 years:) Should have been Carolyn Ingalls:) Well, a cross between her and Grizzly Adam. I love to hunt and fish too. We have 3 grown daughters, and 2 grandchildren that I love tooooooo much, if there is such a thing:) In the winter I make quilts and do alot of sewing. I have 13 chickens, 5 rabbits, feed lots of wild birds, and an old yellow shepherd dog. We also have a 10X12 pond that we just put in this spring, with 20 Fan tails and 3 Koi. My goal is in being as self sufficient as I can be. I can make soap, milk a cow, make butter, butcher and cut up some of our meat, and people say that anything I touch will grow. Not so sure of that one though, (I make alot of compost, now that stuff will grow something!!!) Grew up on a dairy farm, my grandfather was my hero and I thought he was the smartest man on earth. He could watch the animals and tell what the weather would be, knew exactly when the fish would bite the best by watching the wind blow the tree leaves, grew things according to the moon, made anything he needed, found water for everyone around, drilling a well, I've seen him twist the bark off a willow branch while witching water. He was an excellent carpenter, and could make beautiful furniture. He checked his soil each spring by tasting his dirt, he'd stick his tounge to it and know how much lime to put on it. Never did learn that one, didn't much want to either:). He taught me alot of the old ways and most of the time they work great. Lets see, I love to cook also, still choke out buttermilk biscuits, make milk gravy, make my own sausage, (cann it too) I live a very simple, yet satisfying life. best part of my day....enjoying the fruits of my labor,(looking over my garden and flower beds), sitting on the porch in the cool, evening breeze, the old yellow dog under my bare foot, listening to the whipper-wills holler and the big bullfrogs croaking in my near by pond, while drinking a big, cold glass of iced tea. All the while wondering what great things life will bring me tomarrow. Looking forward to all I can learn from all of you, i've been sneaking around in here for about a week and I thought,"What a great bunch of people here at gardenweb!"
I live in: United States
My zone is: z7NC
My favorite forum 1 is Perennials.
My favorite forum 2 is Plant Exchange.
First registered on June 06,2004.