Weeds? What weeds?

Weeds?  What weeds?

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

Charlie and I have a love/hate relationship with vegetables.  Charlie will plow the garden in the Spring, plant the vegetables, pick the vegetables and eat the vegetables.  I will plant the vegetables, pick the vegetables, cook/process the vegetables and eat the … Read More

An East Texas Easter, 1949

An East Texas Easter, 1949

 By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

The Easter of 1949, my brother, sister and I received a dyed duck in our Easter baskets. Mine was green and cute as a button. These ducks were obtained from our very dear friends that had a farm way … Read More

Springtime In Gilmer

Springtime In Gilmer

 By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

A strange event occurred a couple of years ago with a ratt-a-tatt, ratt-a-tatt at our glass front door.  Either Charlie or I would check to see who was knocking; no one at the door.  This went on all day, maybe every … Read More

With Spring Comes Danger

With Spring Comes Danger

 By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

About five years ago, on a warm Spring evening, I was enjoying watching the news laid out in my trusty recliner.  Doors were thrown open to take in those aromatic wisteria filled breezes, when out of the corner of my … Read More

Making Lye Soap

Making Lye Soap

By Nikki Peleezo / Dirt Roads

Ever since Charlie and I went to the Arts and Crafts festival at Beaver’s Bend State Park in Oklahoma, he has been after me to learn to make lye soap.  Trust me when I say I’m not a lye soap making … Read More