May 222017
 
How To Tackle The Challenges of a Less Than Perfect Garden, Part 2

  continued from Part 1 No yard is perfect.  Overcoming the challenges can either be viewed in a positive light or as a overwhelming chore.  I am choosing to go the first route, viewing this as a time to grow and use my creative juices to find solutions and help the garden grow. The first […]

May 192017
 
Children's Reading Programs and Challenges - encourage a lifelong habit and earn rewards by reading favorite books

With summer looming very close in front of us, one of the items on my non-gardening to-do list involves signing up for various summer reading programs.  This is also a great reminder to keep participating in other reading programs that are not season oriented. One of my highest goals for our kids, to love reading. […]

May 172017
 
How To Tackle The Challenges Of A Less Than Perfect Garden

Each garden is unique in its challenges and abilities.  That is part of the fun, and frustration, of gardening. Add in to this the fact that each gardener is different – desiring different things from their garden, using it differently, and having different abilities and time with which to dedicate their skills.  This is where […]

May 102017
 
Monthly Reminder: turn your compost pile

  Regular turning of your compost pile is one of those garden jobs that often is forgotten.  Turning your pile over does several things: Mixes the new items you have added to your pile with your older items. Allows air to get to items that may previously have not had it. Discourages pesky insects (gnats, flies, mosquitoes, […]

May 082017
 
Some Positive New In The World

After reading up on some farming/gardening news from around the world, I was beginning to feel, well, depressed about the state of things currently taking place.  Hence why I often avoid the news. This article, however, left such an uplifting, positive feeling; I want to get up and get to work in the yard, changing what […]