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

Another Test

Another Test

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

Charlie, my husband, wanted hamburgers for supper tonight. I handed him the package of frozen patties and he made for the grill. In no time at all I saw him standing in the middle of a cloud of smoke heavenly scented with … Read More

A Matter of Miscommunication

A Matter of Miscommunication

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

While I was out attending the few and far between garage sales last weekend, Charlie calls and tells me he is at McPeak Orchard and do I want any over ripe strawberries for freezer jam.  You might think this is … 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