Shell St. James
Shell St. James is a New England author living in an 1895 farmhouse with her musician soulmate, feline muse, and a benevolent ghost. Her novel, "The Mermaid of Agawam Bay", is available on Amazon. Find out more at www.shellstjames.com
- Runner-Up in Dads Are No Joke Challenge
A Fawn Named June
A Baby Named June We woke up at sunrise on June 1st, and carried our coffee out to the back porch, ready to settle into our chairs and enjoy that special time of day. I find dawn and dusk to be so magical, and our remote property often gifts us with glimpses of wildlife
"In a Pickle" Etymology, plus the BEST Dill Pickle Recipe Ever!
Here in the mountains of western North Carolina, by early July my garden is in full swing Spinach season just ended, sugar snap peas and kale are winding down, tomatoes are ripening on the vine…but green beans, summer squash and cucumbers are coming in quicker than we can eat them!
How to Eat Less in 2021
The Covid 15 We need to all give ourselves a break as we don our summer outfits and look in the mirror. Traditionally, winter is a time when our bodies crave more carbs, more sleep, and less activity. It's something we all deal with every spring, as we pull out those summer clothes and pack away our parkas.
My Dog's Temporary Paralysis
The Day it Happened Jasper was a happy, healthy, black lab/Newfoundland mix who loved to swim. His size fell between the two breeds, at about 80 lbs. He had an adorable floppy eared face, medium long fur, soulful brown eyes, and a big, booming bark that seemed to surprise even he, himself, on the rare occasion it escaped.
Survivor's Guilt 2021
The pandemic is slowly fading away. The number of Covid-19 infections reported each day in the US is dropping steadily. Almost 40% of Americans have been vaccinated, and we are all hopeful that we'll see a return to normal later this year.