Balmily, balmily, summer wind, Sigh through the mountain passes;
Over the sleep of the beautiful deep
Over the woods green masses
Ripple the grain of valley and plain,
And the reeds and the river grasses.
–Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts The family and I headed out for an afterdinner walk the other night. We had started down the driveway and were making our way along the field when someone keenly spied the mother lode. Our field was surprisingly filled with sweet, red, wild strawberries perfect for the pickin’ and eatin’—and making...
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more appealing to them than others! Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to grow when dealing with Japanese beetles.
Sweet Potatoes Learn how to grow sweet potatoes! A root vegetable with deep orange flesh, delicious sweet potatoes are commonly grown in southern regions as they require four months of warm weather; northern regions can have success with select varieties. Here’s how to plant, care for, and harvest sweet potatoes!
Home Remedies for Pets Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet happy and healthy. From getting rid of fleas to caring for dry skin, let’s get those dog tails wagging and cats purring.
The Best Uses for Baking Soda Bicarbonate of soda—commonly known as “baking soda”—is a wonderful household product for much more than baking! From removing stains to cleaning teeth to even getting rid of your sweet tooth, see some of the best uses for baking soda.