Here's a telescope that just right for the younger stargazer.
Warmer weather is going to be upon us sooner than we think. Already the days are getting longer. Just this morning the sun was rising when I woke up, something it wasn’t doing just a week ago.
During the fine spring days we’re sure to be out working in our gardens, but it’s also an excellent time to enjoy another aspect of the outdoors, outer space. When the weather is cool [...]
Just a couple days ago I got an email from one of the suppliers I use and they had a video on how to prune your grape vines. After watching the video I realized that I had really messed up with my vines and it would probably take a couple years to get them producing well.
I have a big problem with pruning. I always feel that if the plant has gone to all the work to grow, then who am [...]
Finally got to do some more work on the foundation for the greenhouse. Between the weather and schedule conflicts we’ve not worked on it in over a week. I needed it up and functional two weeks ago and it looks like it will be another week or more before it gets completed.
I said I’d always be honest so here’s the honest truth about getting the greenhouse up. Cold weather, high winds, work conflicts, and suddenly being called on to help [...]
You can add glazing to your historical home without ruining its curb appeal.
Today houses are built with double glazed windows standard. However, if you live in an older home, especially one of historic significance, you may still have single pane windows. As today’s energy costs rise, refitting your house with more efficient windows may be on your list of to-dos.
You may be bemoaning the fact that you have beautiful old glass in you current windows, and the look of [...]
As spring comes up on us our not so friendly visitors could make their presence known. March is typically the time of year here in the mid-Atlantic that you’ll see swarms of termites or carpenter ants.
Don't let termites or other wood eating pests destroy your "castle."
It pays to know what you’ve got on your hands and how to deal with it. In doing a little research I found that there are several types of carpenter ants, only one of [...]
This is what the garden area looked like before we started any work.
This year I’m trying to be more organized about my planting. You see, there are certain vegetables that you don’t want to plant in the same place every year, because of soil born disease and pests. The most prominent of these are: tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers.
Last year I experienced early blight with my tomatoes. So, this year I want to be sure to plant them in a [...]
Soon I'll have my first little sprouts of 2012!
I was all set to finish getting the foundation for the greenhouse finished this weekend. Now they’re forecasting highs to be in the low 40s. That means that until around three in the afternoon it is probably going to be less than 40 degrees outside. I’m pretty hardy, but that sounds like not a lot of fun, so I’ve decided to move my gardening work inside this weekend.
This week I received [...]
Spring cleaning and helping your neighbor can go a long way to making a great weekend.
Thanks to Roman May
The beautiful spring weather was more than welcome after all the cold, dreary weather we have had this winter. And it couldn’t have been timed better for what we ended up doing this weekend. Cleaning out our house and helping our neighbors get moved into their house. While outside working in the garage, my husband saw the U-haul truck pull up [...]