When tomato cages could no longer support her plants, community blogger and gardener Patricia Oakley found a new method of trellising her tomatoes — the Florida Weave.

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:41 a.m.

For all of her adult life, community blogger Patricia Oakley was determined she and her husband would make do with one car. But when the allure of convenience came along, she bought a second vehicle — with some gains and some losses.

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

Recently, community blogger Patricia Oakley started the messy task of extracting honey from her home-grown bee hive. Read on to learn a bit about how the process works, as well as the method she used this year to gather her honey.

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:28 p.m.
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When community blogger Patricia Oakley found a stray cat living beneath the asparagus in her garden, she and her husband took pity on the creature, began feeding it and started a grand experiment — was it possible to tame a feral cat?

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Posted on Jan. 6, 2015 at 7:39 p.m.

In January, Patricia Oakley begins making lists of seeds: what she wants, what she has, what she needs.

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Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.


The Arbor Day Foundation has asked gardeners for help developing hazelnuts that can be used for food, livestock feed and bio-energy. Community blogger Patricia Oakley shares her story about taking part in the project.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Perennials have a place in a garden for those who find themselves a bit late for spring planting.

Posted on June 19, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

Haradine and his team have built Wakeside Marine into one of the top dealers in the Midwest.

Patricia Oakley
Patricia Oakley
Patricia Oakley is a church organist and a fiber artist and has lived in Goshen since 1998. At one time she thought she wanted to live on several acres in the country but found out she prefers living in a city where she can walk or bicycle to all the places she wants to go. Every summer she converts more and more of her lawn into a garden.