May 28, 2020

May Housing Update

 

 

May 21, 2020

How to Start a Garden from Scratch

 

Step 1 - Start small & decide what you will grow

It is very easy to get carried away with the different types of plants you can grow. Be mindful of the space you have to work with.

Using raised beds is the easiest way to start a garden as it keeps you to confined space to work with, going to big of garden can be very much overwhelming.

 

Step 2 - Site selection is key

Gardens need a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to be bale to grow. If the garden/garden bed has more shade than sun the slower your plants will grow and produce.

Placing your garden in an area where it is going to catch your eye will help you maintain your garden. "Out of sight, out mind"

 

Step 3 - Plan your bed size

Benefits of raised beds, is that you have complete control. They drain extremely well & warm up earlier in the spring this allows planting of cool season vegetable to being earlier 😊

Raised beds are easier to control weeds, easier to irrigate, weeding,etc.

 

Step 4 -Grow up not out

Some vegetable such as cucumbers, squash, pole beans and zucchini can be trellised. Trellising is an effective way of utilizing the space wisely.

Trellising also allows vegetable to be off the ground and prevents them from rotting.

 

Step 5 - Having the right tools

Going to purchase gardening tools can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first time gardening. Some basic tools that you should have are: Garden Hoe/Stirrup Hoe, Hand Cultivator, Dirt Rake, Hand Tools

 

Step 6 - Soil

A healthy soil is necessary for proper plant nutrition. With healthy soil, the plants will be able to grow and thrive. Using either compost, manure, wood chips can help keep your soil and garden healthy.

 

Step 7 - Choosing & planting your seeds/plants

When you have decided what you are wanting to plant read the instructions for the plant. This will tell you about spacing, watering, and how much sunlight the plant will need.

Save the seed packages or the label of the starter plant in a safe place. This will become a huge help for beginners who are starting to garden.

 

May 14, 2020

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Posted in National Days, Recipes
May 7, 2020

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted in Home Improvements, Tips
April 30, 2020

April Housing Update

April 16, 2020

Fun Facts About Earth Day

10 Fun Facts About Earth Day

You Probably Didn't Know About


 

1. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.

2. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator.

3. On Earth Day 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration paths of four animal families.

4. On the very first Earth Day, 20 million of people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as the result of the protest.

5. Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean yup coral reefs, show movies, and plan for a better future for our planet.

6. Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.

7. Earth Day was renamed official by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.

8. On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,00 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel.

9. In an Earth Day celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network.

10. In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevents their extinction in honor of Earth Day.

Posted in Tips
April 9, 2020

Easter Egg Decorating

 

 

Posted in Family Time, Holidays
April 2, 2020

National Burrito Day

Posted in National Days, Recipes
March 26, 2020

March Housing Update

 

March 19, 2020

Activities for Spring Break

 

Don't know what to do during Spring Break, here are a few awesome ideas to do with the family during the break.

 

 

Plan a family game/movie night (Redbox, Hulu, Netflix,Disney+, etc.).

Who would have though that a shower caddy would have another great use. Here is how you can use the shower caddy during a movie/game night. Everyone can get a personalized snack basket with their drinks to have during the movie. 
Transform your living room into one big fort, like use the entire living room, use all the blankets, chairs, and sofas.

 

 

Transform your living room into one big fort, like use the entire living room, use all the blankets, chairs, and sofas.

 

 

Sunny day during the week and want to do something fun in the sun with the kids. Create some fun gardening/yard art work with them. Here are some simple fun art that you can do with the kids to either decorate your yard or garden.

 

Hike a trail: Pack some snacks and a water bottle and go explore! It doesn’t have to be an all day trail either, pick one the meets your family’s level of fitness. Then plan to wander by a creek, collect rocks and study bugs.

Picnic time: While you’re visiting one of those parks you can pack a picnic! It doesn’t have to be complex, one of my favorite things to do with the boys is grab lunch at a drive through and picnic at Laurimeir Sculpture Park. Bonus if you pack a kite or some paper airplanes!

Posted in Family Time