Ants and flies and mosquitoes, oh my! Summer is a wonderful time of year. Long, leisurely days and nights filled with fun and friends make it, arguably, the greatest season there is. But along with the good comes the mildly annoying- the bugs and pests. Perhaps worse than the bugs, though, are our methods … Continue reading Get Outta Here: All Natural Pest Repellents
EARTH DAY SPECIAL: Can I Recycle This?!
Happy Earth Day! I know I’m a day early but I just couldn’t contain my excitement! Is there a better cause for celebration than the Earth?! In honor of our great planet I’ve lined up a very special post- recycling! We all, of course, know how important it is to recycle. It has many major … Continue reading EARTH DAY SPECIAL: Can I Recycle This?!
Doin’ It for the Bees: Part II
It’s here! You’ve been so patient and now your wait is finally over; part two of my multi-part series on the bees has arrived! It dawned on me, however, that I may have put the cart before the horse (the honey before the bee?) with this series and not fully explained why saving the bees … Continue reading Doin’ It for the Bees: Part II
(Some of) The Many Benefits of Bees and Honey
Last week we talked about gardens and pollinators, butterflies and bees. It had me thinking a lot about the bees and their honey. Bees have been around for millions of years and, for much of the time we (humans) have been around, we have benefited from bees. We use their honey for food and medicine. … Continue reading (Some of) The Many Benefits of Bees and Honey
Sustainable Gardening Part 2
Welcome back! This is part two of our green gardening guidance double header. Last time we focused on natural nutrients and indigenous plants; this time is no exception (remember to keep your garden native for best results)! Today we have a couple more tips to help your garden grow beautifully and, more importantly, naturally. Let’s … Continue reading Sustainable Gardening Part 2
Making the Argument for Backyard Chickens
Full disclosure, this post is hatched (see what I did there?) from a purely selfish place. I'm guilty of daydreaming about having my own backyard brood of chickens, so I'm a bit biased on this subject. I'm not usually a bird person but after spending some time chicken-sitting in years passed I am fully obsessed. … Continue reading Making the Argument for Backyard Chickens