This Is Update On Both My Book, and Straw Garden…

This Is Update On Both My Book, and Straw Bale Garden…

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee



Something bad has happened in the homeless world… Victoria’s cousin Lind Lou has arrived, is staying for several weeks.  Victoria went for visit to homeless world… as soon as she steps through the door, she knows something… bad has happened.


She begins walking cautiously to the brick room (that used to be a brick enclosure for trash cans… Chip had it enclosed, made into a ‘safe’ room with bathroom, kitchen, bedroom for Stevie, Caroline).  Victoria never could talk them into leaving the homeless world, let her get them a home, take care of them.  She and Chip did the next best thing… made a safe room for them to live, to escape to… with just a press of a button.


Victoria saw droplets of dried blood on the cement as she walked to the door… she was afraid of what she would find when she pressed the secret button to open the door.  Her dear friends…. her stomach felt butterflies, she felt she couldn’t breathe… something bad has happened, something bad has happened….


‘No!’ her mind screamed.  As she nears the door… she sees Caroline’s cellphone broken into a thousand pieces… on the cement ground.  It was no longer a shiny purple color… dried, rusty-red coagulated blood held many pieces together……..


In her mind… she know something bad has happened to Caroline, and Stevie.  Why didn’t they call her!  Because… they are dead?  She looks down to Caroline’s cellphone… she wonders why Stevie didn’t call on his cellphone……………


The above is an update to book two I am writing about Victoria Fairchild… ‘The Saga Of Victoria Fairchild’… things are about to ‘go to hell’ … again.  Lind Lou is there… the serial murderer has struck close to Victoria… only one of them will walk out of the homeless world… alive.


Book two… is beginning to pop, crackle… the fires of Hell are always burning… Victoria Fairchild will meet up with more than her match… she will have to walk through Hell… to make it out alive… ‘if’ she makes it out at all.



My ‘Straw Bale Garden’ is beginning to take shape… this is day 3.  I’ve planted more seeds in containers I made from clear gallon jugs that held water.  I put holes in the sides, bottom of each… so, they can drain.  We have to buy water, and I hated to keep throwing the nice jugs away… they now, have a second life.


I planted corn (yes, corn!), and sweet basil, sunflowers, cosmos, and pumpkin, watermelon seeds.  I also, planted squash.  Remember… I am planting on a very small scale, so… I’m not doing a labor-intensive garden.  What I do is quite easy.


I will be taking photos all along so, you can see all I’ve done.  Today is ‘Day 3’… some of my friends, followers are going to plant a straw bale garden!  Maybe I’ll get to see photos of theirs.


This is the perfect garden for anyone who has serious health problems… Skip does any lifting, or moving I need done.  The heaviest thing I lift … are the seeds.  :)))


This is the update on both my book, and straw bale garden….



Thoughts and Things, Happy… Sad… Equals Bittersweet

Beginning of my Straw Bale Garden… 4-13-2013

Chadwick and Kissy ‘fighting… happy Pups!

Skip raking grass out of Pup’s fenced-in yard…


Thoughts and Things,  Happy… Sad… Equals Bittersweet

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee


This morning we were at a local store to pick up bacon, egg sandwiches at their grill.  Oh my… they were very good… much better than at a fast food restaurant.


We went shopping, came home… and saw our yard!  It had been mowed… it looked so nice!  Skip had just talked to someone about mowing it… this is the first time this year it’s been mowed.  Now… it feels like summer!


Skip bought straw bales for me… and arranged them.  Now, my project begins soon… and I look forward.  I am going to have a straw bale garden!  Skip will buy more straw bales as time goes by, and I get them planted.


I look forward to planting the easy way without having to dig, and lift, move things.  All I have to do is to part the straw, put in potting soil, seeds or plants… and stand with the water hose to water them… watch all grow!


On the internet… I have seen many beautiful straw bale gardens of all shapes, sizes.  Of course, mine won’t be on the scale their gardens are…


I will take photos as I go, share them with you.  I only took one photo this evening after Skip arranged my straw bales.  We put a portable fence around them…. there are many deer around here… they might would want a snack later when things are growing!


It felt like summer-time today… I was thinking summer is going to sneak in here fast, we might not get a real … spring.  It has been a little ‘too hot’ the past several days.  :)))


I’m looking forward to when Skip gets the sand, and gets the swimming pool put up (it’s just an above ground pool that one throws up… it’s 15’x 4′).  It will be wonderful to exercise, play in it each day.


These are things thought of, done … today.  I thought of Tommy today, too.  Happy… sad… happy… sad… equals bittersweet.