Home /Homesteading /Evergreens of HopeIt’s become sort of a tradition of mine to start off the new year with a winter hike. I like to take this opportunity to clear my head and center myself as I prepare for the year’s activities that lie ahead. Not everyone enjoys a wintertime hike, but as I mentioned in a previous post, for me, it’s one of the more interesting times to observe nature.
Over the years, we’ve seen many best-selling novels adapted into movies—Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Room, et cetera—but rarely do we get best-selling non-fiction turned into documentaries. So when Netflix announced its new docu-series Cooked, I was excited to see Michael Pollan’s latest book adapted into a show, but also intrigued by how the creators would possibly interpret Pollan’s in-depth look at food preparation into a short, four-part documentary.
Home /Animal Care /5 Ways to Give Back to Animal Rescue GroupsPhoto by Sue WeaverIt’s autumn and groups that rescue unwanted animals need you as they’re winterizing their facilities and buying winter feed. As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, you might be thinking of ways you can give back to your animal friends.
PHOTO: Geraghtys MicrofarmEver wondered whether it’s possible to use your own living space to produce enough food to feed your family? You might want to look to Dayna and Josh Geraghty for inspiration.Five years ago, the couple was living in a townhouse in downtown Winchester, Virginia. One day, as Dayna recalls it, they “realized it’s shocking to live in a society where it’s normal not to know how your food was raised and where it came from.
I love to share my extensive gardening knowledge with readers, so that they too can enjoy the wonders of all kinds of verdant plant life. Climbing plants are great for creating screens and smothering ugly garden features or bare walls. Flowering climbers in particular make a really attractive feature in any garden.
Home /News & Trending /A Funny Thing Happened When We Moved to the CountryWhat’s your funny “new-to-the-country” story?Sue Weaver starts us off:“It was early January and a very snowy year, so the white stuff was already pretty deep when we arrived. Well, actually I was involved in two deep snow country blunders within the first few days …” Read MoreCherie Langlois says:” … although I’d done trail riding and taken a few lessons along the way, I was still very much a green rider … I should have known better.