Author Archives: Wendy M. DeIorio

About Wendy M. DeIorio

Founder of Leading It Foward - a grassroots initiative of women, by women, for women teaching and sharing leadership techniques at all ages.

May 2 = Rare Frost Advisory Warning

Really??? May 2nd in zone 7a?? Seriously?? As goes the weather in Oklahoma, I got a massive sunburn on Saturday assembling a new swing set for our girls, made a trip to the hardware store Saturday evening to purchase supplies … Continue reading

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A planting weekend

One thing as I am getting into the world of gardening is that I find myself LOVING looking through heirloom garden seed sites. I have found one where I’ve ordered the bulk of my seed this year – rareseeds.com – … Continue reading

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Thorn in my side

As we were building our new house last fall, we knew that there were a few cactus on the property. One evening while still in the framing stage, my husband went out and sprayed them all with Round Up thinking … Continue reading

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Blessed moisture

 After an all too long drought, over the weekend we FINALLY received rain!! While we still need much more, I am fully prepared to deal with the dark, dreary, damp conditions as long as it gives our earth a good … Continue reading

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65mph of hell and prayerful blessings

I love the saying ‘you never really know until it happens to you’. I think I’ve heard poor folks on tv with all of their belongings torched or shredded by mother nature in the background, but this morning, I wake … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

I’ve been wanting and had on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time to plow up a small section of our concrete yard for the larger more traditional style veggie garden. Last evening, despite 50mph winds and no rain, I … Continue reading

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2nd Harvet Surprise

Yesterday evening after my 7-year-old was home from school, I took her out to the garden to help pick radishes. I wanted her to have the opportunity to see the efforts of her labor from start to finish. We picked … Continue reading

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Harvest Day…early

Well, let this be my very first lesson – that like human babies, garden babies have a mind and time frame all on their own. Sunday I was thinking I would need to wait until later in the week to harvest … Continue reading

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Time & Babies

Sometimes you have to just take a moment and enjoy life when you realize it’s flying by right in front of your eyes. I took my daughters to visit their great-grandmother this past Saturday. I treasure the memories as a … Continue reading

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Houston…We have a problem

When the wind comes sweeping down the plains in our area – it comes in the form of 50mph GUSTS…not the gentle breeze you’d hope for. Over the weekend, our lovely wind successfully managed to topple over the big swing … Continue reading

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