Category: outdoors

Quiet Pastimes

It’s Sunday night and I am reflecting on a weekend full of sunshine, warm weather and lots of outdoor activity. We spent many hours both days tackling a very adventurous backyard project that we have been working on for weeks. Exhausted from yesterday’s grueling… Continue Reading “Quiet Pastimes”

Chicken Toddlers

It’s been a couple weeks since we brought home our baby chicks and I wanted to give you an update and share what I have learned so far as a new “suburban chicken lady”. I would definitely call the chicks ‘toddlers’ now since they… Continue Reading “Chicken Toddlers”

Worms: the Gardeners BFF

Yup, I said it. I am BFFs with worms. Ask any gardener and they will say the same. Worms are beneficial to the garden because they aerate and fertilize your garden. They break down plant and leaf matter and turn it into worm castings… Continue Reading “Worms: the Gardeners BFF”

Natural DIY Tick Repellent

Last week, my son found a tick on his thigh after an evening walk in the woods the night before. He was bit by a deer tick. Ugh. Ticks make us all nervous these days because of the diseases you can get from them…..specifically… Continue Reading “Natural DIY Tick Repellent”

Repurposed, Less Waste, Cleaner & Safer Firestarters

I was a girl scout as a child and have not forgotten the skills I learned as a young girl. It was so empowering to learn with other strong girls and from women role models that told us we could do anything! I remember… Continue Reading “Repurposed, Less Waste, Cleaner & Safer Firestarters”