Why I do it. OutStandingInTheGarden.net is my way to express the true me, in my own words, from my own point of view. The blog is named for the simple reason, (thought of as “outstanding”) that, this is where you will find me, Alison Reynolds, Out Standing In The Garden any given free time, taking in the wonder of growing your own. I live in Southern Utah and have almost my whole life. This area is desert and the growing conditions are tough. But I am here making do with what I have and learning every day. One thing I have learned is, it can’t be done here if you can’t laugh and find things funny. I love growing just about anything, raising animals and the simple life. Organic is the only way I have grown for over 15 years and after going both directions of growing it is my love and passion. I hope to inspire all of you that just want to enjoy the moment you are in, Out Standing In The Garden.