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Memorial Day Official Start to….Chigger Season

Memorial Day Official Start to….Chigger Season

Oh how I hate chiggers!  If you haven’t experienced them, they are nearly invisible bugs that live in grass and brush during the summer.  Their bite, while not technically a bite, leaves a red itchy welt but you don’t know right away that you have […]

Repurpose Concrete Splash Guards

Repurpose Concrete Splash Guards

It seems that no matter where you end a path or a step the lawn or area just beyond it become a trampled soggy mess during rainy periods.  It also seems that over time we have replace all of our old concrete down spout diverters […]

What I Learned About the Farmer’s Market by Being a Vendor

What I Learned About the Farmer’s Market by Being a Vendor

This summer my husband and I started a new adventure by becoming a vendor at our local farmer’s market.  This is a very large, well attended market with space for 72 vendors.  Most Saturdays every space is filled with a few less vendors on Wednesdays.  I’ve […]

Organic Food-Cheap, Just Ask!

Organic Food-Cheap, Just Ask!

I got 4 dozen of these extra large, organic, brown eggs for .25 a dozen this week!  One of our local grocery stores is very proactive about discounting eggs and dairy that are about to expire.  Expiration dates are really more like suggestions than hard and fast […]

Phenology: The Garden Helper You Might Not Know About

Phenology: The Garden Helper You Might Not Know About

I have a forsythia bush in my yard.  It is always the first plant in my yard to bloom in the spring, followed by the Bradford Pear and then the Red Bud tree. The date of blooming can vary wildly, anywhere from late February to early April. […]

Best Way to Remove Squash Bugs-Chemical Free

Best Way to Remove Squash Bugs-Chemical Free

Stories abound about how prolific zucchini can be in the summer garden.  Last year was a good zucchini year for me as I got 240 pounds out of 6 plants.  Most years, though it is a three way competition between me, the squash bugs and […]

Rain Barrel Lessons: Paint and Drain

Rain Barrel Lessons: Paint and Drain

I love the idea of collecting rain water for my garden.  I love the idea of using chlorine and fluoride free water on my plants.  Thinking of rain water evokes images of something pure and heaven sent.  I remember growing up that we knew rinsing […]

Bird Song and Battles

Bird Song and Battles

I love hearing the bird songs this time of year. Even though I’ve noticed bird sounds in the mornings occasionally throughout the winter, this time of year they really turn up the volume.  On those few nights this time of year that the night time […]

Homemade Hand Warmers

Homemade Hand Warmers

I’ve been walking outside this winter for the first time, well, ever.  Along the way I’ve been experimenting with clothing combinations and ways to keep warm.  Last year I made everyone a homemade rice wrap (anti-stress microwaveable neck pillow) for Christmas. These are simple and […]

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

So when you think of a Christmas Tree the first thing that comes to mind is a tomato cage, right?  I have some large pots that are standing empty for the winter and I thought I might go get a small fake tree to two […]