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Gearing Up the Greenhouse

This winter we’ve been working on a project that I believe would not only make 2017 awesome in terms of simplifying our lives, but would also be a cool project to share here. Since we knew were going to sell our townhouse and get another place, we carefully spent time defining what we really needed […]

How to Install a DIY Rain Barrel

Last week I had my cousin over for lunch. It was the first time they’ve been to our new place here. We grilled some hamburgers and relaxed outside. While eating they noticed our rain barrel and asked about it. Why Rain Barrels Rock Having a rain barrel can be a smart move for the environment […]

Free Books for You!

Are you looking for something new to read, but trying not to spend a ton of money? Good news – I’m giving away new and like new books! When Hurricane Matthew came up the coast a few weeks ago, we lost power. Without power, the sump pumps stopped working and yep, you guessed it, we had […]

Organic Gardening 101: Building Up Soil with Wood Chips

We have some big plans for our yard and lots of projects on our to-do list, but the foundation for all of them is pretty much the same – fix our soil. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you’ve already seen what we’re dealing with. We have lots of sandy dirt toward the […]

Permaculture Gardening and Companion Planting

As we continue our yard projects, I realize we’re embracing permaculture as we’re building up the garden and general layout. What’s Permaculture? It’s difficult to summarize, but I see it as a design process that attempts to mimic nature and build around systems instead of just looking at individual components. It’s usually associated with yard/garden design, but […]

Tree 101: Figuring Out What Kind Of Trees We Have

Stumped by which kinds of trees are in your yard? Here some tips to help quickly identify any unknown tree! This year is about about trees – learning about them, tending to them, pruning a few, and in some  cases, chopping them. Our yard is packed with trees. No matter which side you’re viewing it from […]