April 01, 2014
Spring marks the seasonal migration of the Canadian geese all across North America and Canada. The familiar and melodic honking from up in the sky reminds us that winter is drawing to a close, and it is time to shed the wool sweater to prepare for spring. Personally, this year, we are ready!
March 11, 2014
Hundreds of years ago, long before the invention of chemical pesticides, farmers and homeowners created effective remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants. Those same remedies can still be used today. They are easy to make, inexpensive and better for our families and our environment - especially water-the most precious resource we own!
February 01, 2014
DIY Water Conservation - Save Water, Save $$$ So we may all be well aware that the idea of sustainability is a popular one; for some, it may be a way to stamp that “green” star on their list of do-goods for the year and hang it on the refrigerator to let the world know, for others, it has become a way of life for reasons much deeper than self-gratification...
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January 08, 2014
Happy New Year! It's Time To Talk About Resolutions
Now that all of the confetti has cleared and the party hats are being stored for next year, we can start focusing on our infamous New Year’s resolutions.
December 12, 2013
Winter is finally here and the Holiday season is settling right into this calendar year as if it had never left! Tis’ the time of the year that allows friends, families, and Scrooges alike to get together and squeeze as many traditions as possible into these few months.
October 29, 2013
Autumn’s Here: Its time to Fall Back!
On November 3rd, we come to the end of Daylight Saving Time in most of the United States. With an extra hour in our day--and winter on the way--it’s a good time for a seasonal home preparedness checklist!
September 15, 2013
Six Hundred Million Acres of Irrigation Worldwide...The History of Farming
Since the first plants were domesticated, irrigation has played a vital role in the development of agriculture worldwide. Take a whirlwind tour of the history of agriculture and irrigation from ancient times to present day.
July 11, 2013
Five Myths About Water Conservation-Recognize Any of These?
You cannot always believe everything you read online-seems like everyone has an opinion these days. With this being the age of instant information, it takes time and effort to discern between fact and opinions that "sound like facts." Water Conservation is no exception.....
June 01, 2013
Soda vs. Water: It's YOUR choice...
And we know-life is all about choices. Think about this as you go about your daily intake of fluids. If you drink two 12-ounce sodas every day for 1 month you will drink about 5 pounds of sugar and more than 8,000 calories. The average person would have to walk about 100 miles to burn that many calories.
May 07, 2013
Google "Xeriscape" and Prepare To Be Amazed By All the Drought-Tolerant Beauty!
Summer is arriving, there is no stopping it. As the cool breezes of spring give way to higher temps we all take great care to water the new flowers, shrubs and gardens planted only weeks ago....