9 Out of 10 Forest Fires are Caused by Humans

In 2014 there were 7,933 wildfires caused by lightning, but 55,679 wildfires caused by human error. Living in the country, it’s not unusual to see campfires or people burning brush in their yard or in their fields. People have fires when they go camping or at the beach when they cook lunch. We have them […]

The Real Hidden Dangers of Online Advertising

Are we really anonymous? A scary thing happened to me last week. I was in the middle of getting ready for my business trip to San Francisco. I had just run to Walmart to fill my husband’s prescription and pick up a few trial size beauty products to take through security. I was checking my […]

Learn How to Pick Wild Apples the Right Way

If you already know how to pick wild apples the right way, you’ll want to head over to my Wild Apple Crumb Pie Recipe right now. If you’re not quite sure how to get started, keep reading and you can bake that pie later. Learn How to Pick Wild Apples the Right Way The area […]

Fall Wildcrafting in Vermont

I’ve enjoyed fall wildcrafting in Vermont for several years. If you’re not familiar with the term, wildcrafting is gathering herbs and plants from the wild for either food or medicinal reasons. Wildcrafting is different than gardening. When you garden, you’re picking things you’ve planted. When you wildcraft, you’re gathering things that grow wild. Fall Wildcrafting […]

Fall Bird Feeding Tips

My husband loves feeding the birds and identifying which ones visit us throughout the year. These fall bird feeding tips will get you started. In Vermont, we have different birds for different seasons. Some of them visit us only in the spring or summer. Some of them stay with us year round. Ever since the […]

Best Fall Bulbs for Spring Blooms

Fall is a busy time in the garden. Not only do you need to clean up any flowers that have died, but you also need to plant the best fall bulbs for spring blooms. In Vermont, the bulbs we plant in the fall are the ones that will grow when spring arrives. Best Fall Bulbs for […]

What To Do With Too Much Fresh Mint

Years ago, I decided that I wanted to plant as many herbs as possible in my herb garden and around the house. I love being able to walk outside in the summer and snip off fresh herbs to cook or use in crafts.  While not all the herbs I planted have survived, many have. What […]

Best Fall Flowers for Bees

I’ve always enjoyed gardening both for what I grow to feed my family and what I can offer back to feed the wildlife.  Since humans expand their territory more and more, we are taking away land that wildlife used to rely on for their needs. I think it’s only fair that I give back what […]

How to Start a Community Garden

I am part of the Toms of Maine Goodness Circle and this post is sponsored. There’s no way around it, healthy food can be expensive at the grocery store. I’m frustrated each week when I look at the prices of healthy, organic food compared to heavily processed, unhealthy food. For people who have a strict […]

Tips for Storing Fresh Herbs

I love my herb garden. It’s one of my favorite gardens. Not only are herbs attractive but there is nothing more rewarding than walking out to the garden and snipping a few fresh herbs to use when cooking dinner. I love using fresh herbs as long as possible but as the weather turns colder, I […]