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My Gardening Goals for 2018: Fall Edition

It's fall, and it's really starting to feel like it. The first signal was when the days became noticeably shorter. Now, temperatures are dropping, and leaves are changing color. Geese are flying high in long Vs, heading south. After a hectic and scattered summer that kept me away from gardening more than I wanted or … Continue reading My Gardening Goals for 2018: Fall Edition

Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is a nationwide effort to encouraging people to  preserve and create gardens and landscapes that benefit pollinators like bees, butterflies, birds, and bats. Run by the National Pollinator Garden Network, the challenge encourages gardeners to "bee counted" and maps pollinator gardens across America. According to the website, pollinator gardens should: … Continue reading Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

My Gardening Goals for 2018: End of Summer Update

Way back in March, I wrote up my gardening goals for 2018. Now it's six months later, and I'm long overdue for an update on how the season has shaped up. 1. Grow More of Our Own Food Even though I put the most time and effort into my vegetable garden compared to my other … Continue reading My Gardening Goals for 2018: End of Summer Update

Snow, Snow, Go Away (Cabin Fever)

The sky turned white and it snowed (sideways) for 36 hours this weekend. With the return of feels-like-January weather, I can feel that I have a severe case of cabin fever (it's a real thing). cab·in fe·ver noun (informal) irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter. Yes, … Continue reading Snow, Snow, Go Away (Cabin Fever)

The Cheap and Easy Way I Tap My Maple Trees for Sugaring (video)

Hi everyone! I'm trying something a bit different today. We've been fortunate to have sunny and gorgeous weather around here the past few days, which means that it's time to tap maple trees for sugaring. This is the fifth year that we'll be making maple syrup as part of a community effort that involves three … Continue reading The Cheap and Easy Way I Tap My Maple Trees for Sugaring (video)