Nature Walk // Schueman Park

With a full crew we loaded up and went to Schueman Park today. This park is a unique one for us in the fact that there isn’t a playground. Something about removing that from the picture helps keep the kids involved in the walk. We all ooo’ed and aww’ed over the long tendrils reaching outContinue reading “Nature Walk // Schueman Park”

What Does Adding Biochar (Charcoal) do to your garden?

The question appeared in my mind “What does charcoal actually do in gardening?”. So, I started digging and I am now going to be adding biochar to most of my garden beds in the future. The benefits are great and anyone with a few trees can create there own. The Benefits To Be Had AddingContinue reading “What Does Adding Biochar (Charcoal) do to your garden?”

The Bald Eagle & It’s Journey to Today

From the endangered species list in 1978 to being completely removed from the Endangered and Threatened species list in 2007. This resilient bird has been put through the ringer and deserves appreciation. When threatened with extinction from over hunting and the use of DDT the population was dwindled down to fewer than 450 mated pairsContinue reading “The Bald Eagle & It’s Journey to Today”

Vegetables And Herbs You Can Grow In Containers This Winter

Obtaining fresh vegetables and herbs during the winter time can be difficult in some regions without breaking the bank. Why not grow your own indoors? If you have a spare window or a room that gets a few hours of sunlight a day it is possible with the right vegetable/herb variety. Vegetables and Herbs toContinue reading “Vegetables And Herbs You Can Grow In Containers This Winter”

Tools and Tips for Growing Plants Indoors During Winter

Being prepared for growing indoors is no small feat. There are a lot of factors that can come into play. Lighting, soil, and the container are what I consider the main things that can dampen your spirits before you even get started. I have covered below some of the things that should be considered when/beforeContinue reading “Tools and Tips for Growing Plants Indoors During Winter”

How to Prune/Trim Basil for a Better Harvest (and how to store the all the extra)

Basil is a plant that benefits greatly from regular pruning and trimming. I have laid out some of the best ways to prune your basil and keep it growing further into the season. When trimmed properly you can obtain a large batch of basil with every harvest. No matter what type of Basil you areContinue reading “How to Prune/Trim Basil for a Better Harvest (and how to store the all the extra)”

6 Things You Can Do To Improve The Efficiency Of Watering Your Garden

Properly watering your garden and ensuring you obtain the most out of every drop should be a top priority for anyone who takes water conservation to heart. Below I have listed out “6 Things You Can Do To Improve The Efficiency Of Watering Your Garden”. These are not new or by any means all inclusiveContinue reading “6 Things You Can Do To Improve The Efficiency Of Watering Your Garden”

Historical Forest Gardens – Human-made improvements that stood the test of time

Indigenous forest gardens that have not been managed for over 150 years are still standing and thriving with life. These gardens have been resistant to the advances of the surrounding conifer forests and continued to provide a vibrant feeding ground for wildlife long after the indigenous people were forced from them in the 1800s. WithContinue reading “Historical Forest Gardens – Human-made improvements that stood the test of time”