Create Your Own Fruit Fly Trap

Jul 21
Sarah Ruhlman
Fruit flies are inevitable in the summer. With all of the fresh produce I keep in my kitchen, I’ve found myself fighting an annual war with fruit flies. 

Filed under: DIY, Flies, Fruit, Tips

Gardening: Sometimes It Comes Down to Luck

You’ve slowly browsed through seed catalogs, chosen what you will plant, readied your garden plot, and carefully put your seeds and plants into the ground. You water your plants, give them support, and have provided pest control as you see fit. Now what?

Filed under: Garden, Gardening, Luck, Tips

Time to Get Away

Jul 14
Abby Berg
About a year ago I adopted my Husky/Shiba Inu puppy, Miller. And, what better way to bond with a new puppy than to take a trip up to Wisconsin and spend some time outdoors? 

Filed under: Dog, Puppy, Summer, Tips, Traveling

Get Creative with Photo Gifts

Are you ever in a bind when it comes to selecting the perfect gift for someone? I know that I always try to find the best possible presents that nobody else will give. Most of the time that means I have to get creative and do a little work myself.

Filed under: DIY, Gifts, Photos, Tips

When Life Gives You Green Tomatoes….

With mounting excitement, we visited our garden yesterday morning anticipating our first home grown tomato of the summer. Instead, we found raccoon tracks in the garden and a green tomato lying by the plant. The ripe tomato was nowhere to be found. I’m hoping it works as a peace offering and the raccoons leave my tomatoes alone the rest of the summer. MORE

Filed under: Gardening, Green, Tips, Tomatoes
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