Don’t Get Scammed

Don’t Get Scammed

If you’re thinking about doing a home improvement project, beware of scam artists who are more than ready to take advantage of you. That is a scary number that calls for some added attention to who you hire. Remember to find and research your own licensed contractor....
Don’t Get Scammed

Keep Pests Out of the Garden, Organically

The spring sun is ushering in brighter and greener days. You can practically smell those garden flowers blooming. Or taste the tomatoes. The problem is, so can the pests. You know the garden grazers I’m talking about: deer, rabbits and elk. Not to mention the...
From Seedor not from Seed?Growing herbs indoors

From Seed
or not from Seed?
Growing herbs indoors

There they are again. Those tall, colorful racks of Burpee seeds that emerge in the spring taunting me with the prospect of a fresh, homegrown bounty of herbs – all for just a few bucks. While I can remember these tantalizing little packets from the time that I...
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Fall Cleaning Checklist

The Home Know-It-All posted a great fall cleaning checklist. I guess now that it’s all spelled out for me, I can no longer make excuses to get moving! In the House • Clean carpets, doormats, and rugs. Replace sisal or other summer rugs with winter ones. • Clean...
Storing Summer Gear for Winter

Storing Summer Gear for Winter

As most of us prepare to hibernate for the winter, so, too, should we prepare to put away our outdoor summer gear for the the cold days ahead. From furniture, to gardening tools to machinery, how we prep and store our seasonal items can make the difference between...