A short essay summing up my gardening obsession followed by an original recipe for stuffed peppers and tomatoes.
Losing a loved one is difficult and takes a lot of time to get used to the new normal. Here are several ways you can help a grieving friend or family member.
Drowning is not a popular subject but experts tell us we can do several things to prevent drowning from happening. Learn to recognize the types of water distress that lead to drowning.
A riveting historical novel about a lessor known piece of US history. Read the Orphan Train and learn about this interesting and moving time in the lives of over 200,000 orphans.
A uniquely shaped member of the squash family, patty pan squash, is sweeter tasting than traditional squash. It also makes great looking gourds.
Learn how to prepare your soil for the spring planting season.
Writing a Bucket List became popular when the same word movie title was released. Since then, many have re-evaluated their lives and created a bucket list. Here's mine!
Beach combers around the world love to hunt for sea glass.
A backyard garden is a wonderful way to create good family time, nutritious food for your family, and a life-long hobby. Gardening enhances your mood and helps you sleep better as you cultivate life.
Olympic pin collecting became the rage at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. It is a fun hobby and inexpensive too. Obtaining Olympic pins is easy with today's technology.
You may not know the name Stephen Davis, but you know the famed musicians he chooses to chronicle in biographies.
The lasagna gardening method is widely used in various forms. This is a description of the traditional method.
A personal story on loss, grief, recovery and what you can do to help someone dealing with any of these experiences.
Tips for making the most out of your garage sale, rummage sale, or estate sale habit. Whether you are the seller or the buyer, read on for tips you may not have thought of.
Growing herbs, using them, and drying the extras are the best way to have fresh herb flavor year-round.
The TCU Horned Frogs are my favorite college football team. They are establishing themselves as a perennial power member of the FBS Power 5 Conferences.
Water safety is important for children of all ages. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1-14. You can help prevent water accidents with proper instruction.
It sounds old-fashioned but there are still many folks who love to place reading materials in the bathroom. Find out whether a wall rack or tank magazine rack works best for you.
These self watering containers make container gardening easier since you don't have to water them every day.
Learn how to make your own hummingbird nectar.
Use a cold frame to start your garden seedlings and get a jump on your growing season.
Tomato plants should be staked or caged so here's how to help you decide what way to go.
It is possible to achieve profitable returns with a good sector rotation strategy.
Bird lovers will want to peruse these bird house designs to add style and elegance for your feathered friends!
Raised garden beds are excellent for small areas, or areas where soil is poor as you have control over both criteria.
Adding a backyard fire pit to your property is an easy, fun way to encourage family and neighborhood fun around the campfire.
In a small bathroom, sometimes the only space to utilize or decorate with is over the toilet. Here are some ideas and examples how to get function out of that often forgotten space.
Most of us have piggy banks full of pennies laying around our homes. Have you ever thought of cleaning some of those old pennies? Here are a few methods to use to clean old pennies.
Using an indoor greenhouse to start your seedlings is an excellent way to have the variety of plants you want to put out in your garden.
Essential garden tools help you work the soil properly. These are must haves for anyone who garden's or works in the yard.
Tree faces are such a surprise when you first come upon one, then you begin to notice them in many familiar and unusual places.
It is an honor for a school to receive the National Blue Ribbon award. Find out how to work towards this goal and what it means after achieving the prestigious award granted by the US Dept. of Educ.
Container gardening is popular among those with limited growing space. It is also a good way to decorate your landscape with the option to change it often.
Fiskars garden tools carry the same quality to them as the home products you think of when you hear the brand name Fiskars. We own several Fiskars brand tools.
It is easy to grow herbs year round by using an indoor herb garden kit or by hosting an indoor herb garden in your windowsill.
Building a spud gun or potato cannon can be a fun father/son project or even a science project for school.
There are some tools and gadgets a gardener cannot live without. And there are others you just have to own. Which ones work for you?
A quick guide on growing strawberries and the correct variety for your growing area.
A non-traditional way to grow tomatoes, especially if you are limited on yard space. Perfect for patios, decks, and apartment living.
Composting your yard waste is the perfect recycling project. If you've been putting this off, don't delay, start today!