Our Trip to Florida!!!!!!

Written by Lydia Tyndall, daughter of Amy Tyndall, with input from Luke Tyndall, son of Amy Tyndall. Hello my dear Amy’s Garden readers! This week our family went on a vacation to Belleair Beach in Florida. In this blog post I will be telling all of you about it, through pictures and captions!!!!!!!!!!! (Exciting right…?)Continue reading “Our Trip to Florida!!!!!!”

Young Writers Miscellany

In the fall of 2020, the world was still hunkered down, frightened to come out into the open too quickly, and our family found itself without a homeschool community. Suddenly we would not have any outside support in writing instruction. I was concerned that I would not be able to motivate my two students toContinue reading “Young Writers Miscellany”


We have had a bluebird box on our property for several years. Usually, a bluebird couple raises two broods in it per year. This year, we found a different type of nest. At first I thought this was a tufted titmouse nest. It fits the general structure: mostly moss, lined with dried grass and fur.Continue reading “Nests!”


Distressed denim is certainly all the rage at the moment. I am expanding “distressed” trend to include houseplants, specifically my prized fiddle-leaf fig tree. I recently refreshed the soil in its pot, and while I was at it I cut back the roots quite a bit. Google tells me my plant is probably suffering fromContinue reading “Distressed”

Mark Twain

A guest post by Lydia Tyndall. Mark Twain is one of America’s most well-known authors, and he is from right here in Missouri. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who would later adopt the pen name Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835 in a two room house in Florida, Missouri. Halley’s comet streaked across the skyContinue reading “Mark Twain”

Fair Entries

Our family has a long tradition of entering items in the Life and Arts department of our local fair. This year I entered only one item, which was in the antiques category. It was an old McCall’s pattern catalog from 1910. Lydia entered several items. The most impressive is the grand-champion double-knit globe hat. InContinue reading “Fair Entries”

Outdoor Shower

Lydia and Luke like to entertain themselves by playing with the garden hose in the driveway. Today they rigged it up on the basketball goal and created an outdoor shower. Luke had the idea that we could bring out the toiletries and they could take their regular showers outside. I am always being accused ofContinue reading “Outdoor Shower”


We have a lovely warm, sunny afternoon here at Tyndall Acres today.


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