Saving Trees from Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Saving Trees from Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Gypsy Moth caterpillars are very common during the spring season here in New England.  Some years they aren’t much of a problem but other years their population booms and they are everywhere.  This is one of those years.  Those dang caterpillars will eat a tree...
My Best Container Garden Tips

My Best Container Garden Tips

With a move coming in the middle of the summer, I had to get creative with my garden.  Since I wanted to be able to move the majority of our plants to the new house, I decided to go with container gardens. These simple and portable gardens will make it easy to pack up...

Growing Potatoes in Buckets

We like potatoes and we go through quite a bit of them so, naturally, they were high on my “grow it yourself” list.  I did a lot of research last year as to the easiest way to grow them and settled on Potato Buckets.  I figured I’d give it a try,...
Simple Gardening for Busy People

Simple Gardening for Busy People

On the homestead in my dreams I have a huge garden with tons fruit trees, vegetable beds, herbs and flowers but lets face it…I ain’t got time for that. We work full time (plus a little more) and just don’t have the time to devote to a big garden....

Our View This Winter

I love snow.  I love snow so much that there is a snowflake permanently printed on my body (No, I’m not telling you where)…that is some serious snow love.  But friends I have a confession to make, I am officially over snow. This winter has been a long and...
Preserving the Harvest

Preserving the Harvest

It’s the time of year when our minds turn to thoughts of spring and we start dreaming of seed orders and garden plans…oh who am I kidding? We’re in the middle of straight up blizzard and there are 21 inches of snow on top of my car.  The only reason...