News from the Front Porch

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KentuckyTravelerPromoThe long awaited autobiography of Ricky Skaggs was released this Tuesday! This book contains fascinating stories about his rise to fame. One of my favorite stories is how as a young boy Bill Monroe pulled him up on the stage by his arm and handed Ricky his Mandolin. ┬áBut more importantly, the book contains Ricky’s testimony in Jesus. I encourage all bluegrass fans to grab a copy of this book for some great front porch reading! And stay tuned as we have a copy we’ll be giving away on the program this weekend (8-18-2013).

Also this weekend, we will have a special guest come visit us on the front porch. Donna Ulisse will be sharing her music and testimony and you will not want to miss this conversation. Donna’s husband is Rick Stanley, cousin to Dr. Ralph Stanley. Hear how that family relationship influenced her music and career and how Ralph Stanley’s performance of Little Maggie at Donna’s wedding would change her life forever.

All this and more this Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30 pm on Front Porch Bluegrass Revival!

Front Porch Decor

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tire flower pot

Recently, I had to purchase 4 new tires for my car. Those of you who have had to do that, well, you know how expensive that can be! But when life hands you lemons, make some sweet tea and enjoy the front porch…ha!

I decided not to let that necessary purchase get me down. The old worn tires would be turned into something useful the family could enjoy from the front porch rocking chairs. Thus was born the tire planters!

They were really quite simple to make. Just cut one side wall of the worn tire into the shapes of flower petals — you can get really creative. Then turn the tire inside out. Okay, that part was a little difficult, but with practice it get’s easier. Now I have four nice sized rubber planters I can use for raised bed gardening around the front porch!

For the really creative, you can purchase spray paint and add some bright colors to your planters. Turn your trials into something of beauty!