Raise a pig in your backyard. (The pig pen).

I never ever believed I would certainly elevate my very own porker, however as Thomas Jefferson when claimed, “I am an old guy, however a brand-new garden enthusiast.” Well, I am just 35, as well as I am yet a brand-new porker farmer. Right here is just what I discovered while increasing a porker throughout … Read moreRaise a pig in your backyard. (The pig pen).

Koi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Why is there so much talk about pond liners? Which ones are UV protected, or stronger, or last longer? I am by no means an expert on liner technology, nor have I ever used them in my 26 years of designing and building waterfalls. If you’re a “liner guy” disciple, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh … Read moreKoi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Starting A Water Garden With A Fountain

Even if you want a big water garden along with a fountain, waterfall, stream, and a number of fish and plants, make a starter garden first. A small-scale project offers experience you’ll discover practical once tackling larger projects later. A starter garden brings the beauty of water to your landscape in a minimum of time … Read moreStarting A Water Garden With A Fountain

Screened-In Porches and Decks Extend Your Living Area

Is your home getting too small, or have you always wanted a screened-in porch? It can be possible to add a deck or patio or any home and increase your living area. Building companies, like Design Builders Inc., can create new space that ties seamlessly into your existing structure. They have a few tips that … Read moreScreened-In Porches and Decks Extend Your Living Area

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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The differences and similarities between spearmint and peppermint

Mints are so wide spread that there is scarcely a country in Europe or a state or province in North America where they don’t grow. Of the many kinds of mint, peppermint and spearmint are the best-known and widest spread. Nearly everyone has seen one of these types of mint growing in the wild, though they may not have known what they were at the time.

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Short stories: The dinner

Guido’s Dinner

The hewn stone English tudor home set half a mile from the road in the midst of blue grass and willows.  On the east side of the house, on the expanse of dewy lawn, a long white table, draped in a purple cotton cloth, held food, from the patio a young latino man played classic guitar.

Juliette sat at the head of the table.  For it was her table and she was the host of Guido’s dinner.  There were several other guests and they hummed in quiet conversations, as a warm breeze tossed gently through their gathering.  Pitchers of ice water and wine filled the table, with racks of lamb, rice, yams and fresh peas.  A pecan salad with strawberry vinegrette had been previously delivered by a small woman who sang under her breath and smelled of fresh linen and pie.

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Best Kept Secrets of Cape Cod, MA: Our Family Shares a Few

The sound of crashing waves, the smell of salty air, and the plaintive call of a gull all conjure up special memories for me that can be simply summed up: The Cape.  Every summer growing up, we’d eagerly look forward to our two week Cape Cod beach vacation.  The nature of those Cape vacations has … Read moreBest Kept Secrets of Cape Cod, MA: Our Family Shares a Few

Is Recycled Rubber Mulch Edging Really Eco-Friendly and Green?

The word “recycled” brings to mind visions of conservation, ecology, and saving the world, but is that word really ecologically friendly when it’s put on a product like recycled rubber edging and mulch? Experts say that recycled rubber may not be healthy for our yards or our families. Millions of tires are disposed of every … Read moreIs Recycled Rubber Mulch Edging Really Eco-Friendly and Green?

Attracting Hummingbirds – 5 Best Ways to Attract Hummingbirds with Red

All of nature is inter-related! Hummingbirds are not an exception. Due to natural selection, these tiny birds have no sense of smell but possess keen vision. The relationship of hummingbirds with red originates with the red tubular flowers which often have the highest nectar reserve. Hummingbirds have a tremendous need for nectar .They live on … Read moreAttracting Hummingbirds – 5 Best Ways to Attract Hummingbirds with Red