Simple Solution For Driving A Stake

Dear Neighbor, I know, with all my past talk you probably thought I was talking about dealing with bats. No, I am not speaking of dealing with driving a stake through the heart of a vampire but driving a stake out for the dog! I don’t know about you but...

Weeds To Some, Treasures To Others

Dear Neighbor, I know for the suburban lawn and golf course set, dandelions are a real thorn in the side. However, as I have written before, dandelions are an excellent food source and freely given. Yes, sometimes too freely. I started doing a little weed picking in...

Valentines Begins Garden Season!

Dear Neighbor, It has been my tradition that sometime Valentines week, I get to start something I love: gardening for the new year. Here in zone 6, we can start planting our earliest spring garden March 15, but I always wait until the last week in March, the same time...

Is Cabin Fever Making You Feel A Tad Dirty and Seedy?

Dear Neighbor, I know, I know, I am right there with ya. This winter has been brutal, currently having snow  in every state but Florida. It’s terribly cold in most places and cabin fever is bearing down. We’ve been up late, gettin’ on those seedy...

My New Year’s Day Ritual

Dear Neighbor, As soon as the gift wrap is cleared and the cookie crumbs are vacuumed, I move right on past the holidays as if they never existed. I know that is kind of sad, but it is how I cope with winter and one has to move on, right?  Where does my head go? It...

Two More 2010 Garden Seasons

Dear Neighbor, Having the homestead spirit as I do, my desire is to have food growing as long as possible. There is still time to get two more rounds of gardening in: a late summer and fall garden. Parts of my summer garden are first coming in, (my softball sized...