Jun 282018
 

 

Regular turning of your compost pile is one of those garden jobs that often is forgotten.  Turning your pile over does several things:

  1. Mixes the new items you have added to your pile with your older items.
  2. Allows air to get to items that may previously have not had it.
  3. Discourages pesky insects (gnats, flies, mosquitoes, etc.) from gathering and laying eggs by covering food scraps not yet decomposed. This is only an issue if your pile is near where people will be, and therefore they will be pesky.
  4. Speeds up the decomposition of your pile.  In other words, you will have compost that you can use faster.  (This is my favorite reason.)

If you are in a cooler climate, or just a down right cold area, you may have to wait till a warmer day. This is especially true if your pile is under snow or otherwise unable to be worked.

Jun 262018
 

This post contains affiliate links.

Schoola.com

Who ever is in charge of promotions this week must have known this is not the week for me to be going to stores with kids.  It seems that it is the week for shopping for kitchen items, scheduling grocery pickup, purchasing shoes, and stocking up on kids clothes while saving from the comfort of my living room.  (or dining room table or bed while waiting for little heads to go to sleep)

When I saw that Schoola was having a sale of 75% off, I knew I had to share.  It is too good of a deal to keep to myself.

Schoola has been a sanity and budget saver in the past, delivering quality preowned clothes to our door.  The clothes were even very neatly folded inside a bag, inside a box.  I am not sure who they hire to help package but they are welcome at my house on laundry day anytime they please.

The flash sale is on! Get 75% off your order with code HAPPY75 at Schoola.com. Offer is valid only 6/26-6/27.

And as always, FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more on the first 10 items.

Valid 6/26-6/27 only. Limit one promotion code may be used per order. Not valid on previous purchases. Discounts and credits do not apply toward shipping or promotional minimums. Discounts are applied to the post-credit order value. New-with-tags items are not eligible for purchase with discounts or credits.

Jun 172018
 
Priorities Can, and Should, Change With Seasons

This post contains affiliate links. Earlier this year I was looking at rain barrels to add to the garden. I was not sure what else I wanted to add to the garden, but I knew my main garden planning goal is to set up a good framework for the future. Rain barrels fit into this […]

Jun 042018
 
Utilizing An Out-of-the-way Corner of The Yard

A small space in your yard, either between buildings or along a border, can become a source of complaining if it requires maintenance yet does not seem to offer any benefit.  Such a space exists between our yard and our neighbor’s.  For the both of us this space is a dead-end, leading only to the […]

May 072018
 
Building a Concrete Block Raised Bed

There is a lot of “new” happening over here this growing season – new zone, new yard, new routines, new plant selections, new places to shop…you get the idea.  Among all the newness there are still some constants which help it all flow smoother. One of the things I have learn while gardening in various […]

May 032018
 
Views From The Past Week - new beds, fruit trees, flowers, and more

These past few weeks have been full of various activities around the house and adventures away from home.  Here are a few snapshots of what has been going on. Much to my surprise and delight, my amaryllis is blooming. This lovely flower was a gift from a friend.  However, it was one which I could […]

Apr 162018
 
Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in April

This post contains affiliate links. All throughout April you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them […]