Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Plants, Poems and Peace

Cheryle and Ray Maddox have 5 acres of peaceful loveliness in rural Northeast Georgia. As they were clearing the land of the property they bought 28 years ago, they found stones, and stones, and more stones - tons of them. They were all hauled up the gentle slopes, towards the house, where they were used to help terrace several ribbons of planting space, where Cheryle's herbs and writings now provide grace and beauty. Ray has installed raised beds farther down, where he grows onions, carrots, lettuce and other produce. Starting on April 25, the Maddoxes will be at the Hoschton Farmers' Market every Saturday with their wares, starting with the herbs.

Cheryle says she has no training as a writer, but writes "from the heart", with divine inspiration. In addition to incorporating her own words and biblical quotes on stones and tablets in her garden, she also publishes books, calendars and greeting cards. No web site, but if you come to the Hoschton Farmers' Market, you will meet her!

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