Well, I just have to have one of those “Mom” moments to say how excited I am for Hannah, my soon to be 16-year-old daughter, and her newly discovered passion: Horses!! This is a great revelation for me. See, I grew up with horses, rode in college, and loved to take trail rides whenever I could.
Crop rotation is a simple process that is vitally important to the health and productivity of the garden. From disease prevention to nutrient balancing, the benefits of crop rotation make it worth the extra bit of planning required. Here’s an easy-to-remember crop rotation plan for any size garden.
Tucked away in the forest, not too far from Asheville, NC, is a wonderfully magical mountain getaway called the Mountain Light Sanctuary. It’s a peaceful, charming place with graceful flowers, spaces for meditation and walking, inviting paths and enchanted indoor and outdoor nooks and crannies. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go there to rest, explore, and have a long-overdue visit with a lifelong friend.
Retaining walls can be a great way to help with erosion and create a beautiful, usable garden space. Thanks to interlocking, stackable blocks, the project can be completed in a weekend. Building a retaining wall is a lot of work, but it’s something most homeowners can handle. Read on to find out what you need to know to build your own stackable block retaining wall.
Ilona asks, “At what temperatures does it become too hot (or cold) to paint your house?”
The recommended temperatures for exterior paint vary depending on the type and brand used, but in general oil-based paint can be applied when the temperatures are between 40°-90° F and latex between 50°-85° F.