This website is about how a small greenhouse, green life, people, animals, nature, life, death are in relation to me and you … We all are connected to the same earth. Perennials, herbs, vegetables, and flowers are my joy and stress-relief.  Still a work in progress, Deanna Greens and Garden Art aims to repurpose materials, grow edible and adorable plants using organic and sustainable methods, and take advantage of those teachable moments with the community around us. Our structure is solely solar, no electric and used 9 months out of the year.  In 2019, we are tending to organic garden greens, herbs, and beets.  Plans are still to build another bed to expand our edible greens in the screenhouse side of our greenhouse. We have 2 donated skylights to repurpose into root cellars, maybe expand our growing season in the greenhouse side during the winter months.  Our greenhouse/screenhouse is housed on Boone Hollow Farm near Defiance in beautiful Boone country and the beginnings of Missouri’s wine country.

In July 2017 a new page had been added to this site, a blog called Woman Warrior.  This is birthed from the need for women, myself included to continue in our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual fights with faith knowing victory is ours. In August 2018 another new page was created, Deanna’s Cottage.  Writings and musings of our newly purchased 4-room house in historic St. Charles, Missouri will be found here.  Built in 1941 during the WWII, this charming home has all the original woodwork, trim, doors, and flooring.  We have 2 rooms to still reveal its original wood floors.  In December 2018 we opened our cottage to travelers for a select 7 weekends out of the year using the Airbnb reservation venue.  If you are traveling to St. Charles, Missouri, check us out on under the name “Deanna’s Cottage”.  More to come …
Anna Gall
March 2019

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  1. Thank you so much for following my blog, and for all the likes and comments! My stepson’s girlfriend lives near St. Louis; I’ll suggest that she look for you at farmers’ markets.

    Happy new year,

    • We will be at the Clayton Farmer’s Market this winter. Come late spring we will be at the Ferguson Market, and deciding between the Clayton & the O’Fallon Markets. Can only be 2 places with 2 of us! I welcome your kin. Please have her look me up.
      I was the follower who asked you about Richmond. Is it a good city to live in? Cost of living good? Housing? Farmer’s markets? Sustainable agriculture in and around Richmond? Still considering a position there that is similar to what I do in St. Louis, but need a pay raise after 4 years of pay freezes in St. Louis County. And I feel a need for a fresh start as a “midlife second wife” in a new setting for both of us “together”.

  2. Anna, I am so proud of your work,, and all that your doing,, you are truly amazing my friend!! I wish you and Dean all the best!!!!

  3. Beth, thank you! We are tight on time and resources, but make do. Life is too short not to do the things that are important and fulfilling. Blessings always!

      • Um. Well, it is involved, so pay close attention!
        1. Save the image (the orange daisy) to your computer. Do this by:
        a. Right click on it
        b. Select “save picture as . . .” which should send it directly to your photo-managing section of your computer.
        2. Get the image onto your WordPress photo archive by:
        a. Go to dashboard
        b. Select media button about halfway down side of side toolbar on dashboard.
        c. Use the window that opens to browse and upload the orange daisy picuture, just as you would any photo for your blog., except do not publish.
        d. At the bottom of this window should be a url for the photo. Copy it.
        3. On dashboard,select “widget” section of the “Appearance” tool on toolbar along left side of dashboard. Drag the “image” widgetover to the sidebar area, I would think along the right side.
        4. Open the image widget by clicking on tiny arrow/triangle. Find the slot for the image url, and paste the url you copied right there.
        5. Indicate size by filling in width and height window. I suggest 175 x 175, for a trial size.
        7. SAVE!!!!
        8. Close widget window and check your site to see if the daisy now appears in the sidebar. If it is too large, go back and try 150 x 150.
        9. SAVE!!!! Check again.
        Then follow the steps, thanking with link, answering the questions, and awarding to others with links. To get the image into the body of the post, just get it off your computer, as if it were a photo, and insert into the post. This is the best way for others to get their own copies of it.

        There. Hope this helps. 🙂 Kathy

  4. There should be a place on your site where I can click and open a window that takes my email info. After that, all your posts will come to my email inbox. I mean, every time you post anything here, I will get it in my email inbox, so I will know and can come over here to reply. Do you have such a button on your site?

  5. Hi, I love your blog!! I am holding a Fall Festival at my church in Warrenton, Mo; Nov 2, 2013 and think your items would be awesome to have there…I don’t know if you go and display your items other than farmers markets, but if you are interested I can give you all the info you need. Again. love the blog!!

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