This is a new summer monthly feature for us. #gardensofprescott
So, for the month of July, just to kick things off, I've decided to start with my own garden here at Juniper Hill Cottage - in downtown Prescott.
Although this is a standard sized downtown lot, we've packed a lot into the space including meandering walks, covered porches, patios and gazebos, tons of shade, and even a completely custom built kitchen garden where I am growing over 100 different herbs, almost entirely from seed.
One of the biggest highlights that make it feel luxurious is the creation of many small garden "rooms" and extensive integration with the massive old trees we are fortunate to have (13 of them at last count) and some outstanding views.
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Every year, usually the week leading up to Independence Day in July, we support a state-wide effort called Indie Week which highlights and encourages Arizonans to support small, locally owned businesses in every way that they can.
This year, of course, nothing is normal. Indie Week kinda got squashed. And so it was brought back a bit late for the whole month of September to make up for it. We are proud members of Local First Arizona who sponsors this event and hope that you will support this effort, now more than ever.
It's fun, it's the right thing to do, and... you stand to win some cool prizes.
*** HINT: We can help you cross-off the blocks with the red stars! ***
Thank you for your support.
Peace and contentment,
I think it's vital to carve out time in your schedule, whether it be weekly or just monthly, to open yourself up to creativity. It may seem frivolous if you aren't an artist, but the truth is that doing something creative is beneficial in countless physical and emotional ways. It's good for you!
And it brings you together with other people in a positive and open way. Nothing bad about that.
There are two general ways to incorporate more creativity and artfulness into your life:
- Do it yourself - as in, create something
- Explore and support the arts in your community
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Today is Dog Appreciation Day, which is just tremendous for so many reasons. Dogs are all about living in the moment, and being entirely content exactly where they are in body, mind, and spirit.
And since Saturday is National Eat Outside Day, I think we should all spend the day outside with our pooches enjoying a picnic. There's nothing that sounds bad about that, right? Consider that aside from some well-earned downtime, there are health benefits too!!
Here at The Whiskey Porch we treasure a smaller & simpler lifestyle which allows us to spend more time doing what's more important to us than working to pay the mortgage or cleaning the big house. And dogs and picnics are just about the most splendid way to spend a little downtime.
So in the spirit of having your sumptuous picnic with your pup somewhere in the pines of Prescott, I wanted to share a list of lovely local spots for you to checkout and explore. Be sure to check first if the location you have in mind allows dogs, or requires them to be on leash.
Lets get to it!
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Happy beer day !
We are excited to celebrate International Beer Day, in the spirit of taking some well earned downtime on the front porch and enjoying a local brew.
This year the party falls on Friday August 2nd.
I'm actually not all that much of a beer drinker, too rich for me, but my husband is and has traveled the world enjoying the wonderful local-ness of this beverage. I enjoy wine and whiskey, and we'll have lots more scoop on that later this year.
Since I'm all about local makers and creators, we are going to share a few local spots that craft adult beverages here in the Prescott area.
I have not had the pleasure to visit them all personally just yet, but we've got them on a list to check out soon. Hopefully you will do the same and share your thoughts.
We are lucky here in Prescott to have a nice variety of crafters specializing in everything from beer to cider to mead and even whiskey. We'll get to local wineries in another post...
So, let's get to the list:
Hey there. I'm Miriam ~ and I've been doing this my whole life. It's my passion.
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