Make a Wicking Bed – Great for Drought Gardens

Make a Wicking Bed – Great for Drought Gardens

Wicking beds are very water efficient. These self-contained planters have a reservoir of water at the bottom and a wicking medium that slowly pulls water up to the plant roots. The folks over at Bits Out the Back created this short tutorial…

Five for Friday: Soil

Five for Friday: Soil

Let’s be clear about this: If your soil is junk, your garden is going to struggle. Check out these methods for improving your success rate!

Natural Aphid Control

Natural Aphid Control

Got bugs? It’s time for a little aphid control with a two-pronged approach. You need to control the aphids AND the ants.

Five for Friday: Poultry

Five for Friday: Poultry

Lots of folks are adding chickens and ducks and geese (oh, my!) to their farm family this time of year. Whether you’re just getting started or simply expanding your collection, take a swing by to see what some of my…

Repurposing Waste into Beautifully Artistic Homes

Repurposing Waste into Beautifully Artistic Homes

You might call Dan Phillips the Dr. Seuss of home building. His roof lines bend and pitch wildly; the angles are all wrong. This is so inspiring. Dan Phillips diverts materials headed for the landfill and recycles bits and bobs…

Give up the {Coffee} Cup

Give up the {Coffee} Cup

Still grabbing a cup to go every day? Have a look at this infographic; you might be tempted to alter that habit!