Cooking the Dutch Oven Way [25 Recipes to Cook Today]

Cooking the Dutch Oven way is the ideal way to cook while camping. I love my Dutch Oven.  In the summer we can cook over an open fire outside.  In the winter I can use it on my wood stove. Or, I can just use it on top of the kitchen stove. A Dutch Oven is […]

8 Tips for Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Yard

If you have a garden or enjoy landscaping your yard, I’m sure you’ve considered tips for attracting native pollinators. Without pollinators, our fruits and vegetables will not grow. We need to encourage their growth and to do that we need to provide them with shelter and an environment that encourages them to grow. This post contains affiliate […]

Emergency Preparedness for Cats and Other Pets [6 Tips]

Have you considered emergency preparedness for cats and other pets? Marty and I believe strongly in being prepared for emergencies. We’ve created bug-out bags for our family and put together food storage lists. While we’ve added cat food and litter to our supplies, we haven’t really prepared for emergencies for our cats beyond that. This post […]

How to Attract Frogs to Your Garden Easily

Do you know how to attract frogs to your garden? Today when I was outside weeding, I came across a baby leopard frog and a baby toad. I was thrilled to find them, and I decided that I wanted to attract more of them. After doing a bit of research, I wanted to share a […]

Start Thinking About Mulch [4 Tips You Need To Read]

Now is the time to start thinking about mulch. We have fruit trees, berry bushes, herb gardens and flower gardens. All of them require constant care and mulch during the summer months if they’re going to produce and be happy. As much as I love gardening, I have no desire to spend all of my […]

How to Prune Thimbleberries in a Few Simple Steps

Do you know how to prune thimbleberries? If you live in the northern part of the US or in Canada, you may have these growing in your backyard. While they aren’t as prolific as raspberries, if taken care of properly, you can get a fair amount of berries. This post contains affiliate links, and I […]

The Best Plants to Grow on a Trellis

I’ve been wondering about the best plants to grow on a trellis. I’d like to create a small prayer garden in the open spot where our weeping willow tree was. I don’t want to have to deal with a lot of weeding so I think that having flowers grow up a trellis would be easiest for […]

5 Easy Tips for Winter Stone Planter Care

Winter is Coming! And, if you live in the northern half of the country, winter can damage your favorite garden accents. Today, I’m sharing five easy tips for winter stone planter care. Any piece that can hold water, snow, or ice, OR any piece that is placed directly on the ground, can be damaged by […]

How to Repot Plants and Regrow Celery

I love having a garden and indoor plants but I don’t always give them the attention they need.  Several of my houseplants need repotting.  They are too big for their current pots, and there isn’t enough nutrition in the soil for them to be happy.  My houseplants are all in different rooms so I forget about them. […]

Transitioning to Fall Gardening Tips for a Sustainable Garden

Fall is here in Vermont, so I’m sharing these fall gardening tips to inspire you to get outside and work in the garden. The leaves are gorgeous, and we have already had a few light touches of frost. Now that our garden is mostly dead, there are a few things that I need to do […]