There’s no shortage of things to do at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Even if you’ve been there several times, check out the list of programs that the museum offers for free. As part of its mission to educate, the museum offers year-round programming for all ages. Here are the three Crystal Bridges experiences we’re looking forward to this fall. Read more
If you’ve ever thought about having some backyard chickens, you need to make sure they have the right accommodations. There are several factors to consider when building a coop, such as space for roosting, feed, and shade. Here is a coop design that you can build, perfect for a small flock of hens!
We are so excited to have you join us for the 10th Poultry Workshop on September 16, 2017! Whether you have had your own flock for a while or are new to raising poultry, you’ll learn all the tricks for having happy, healthy birds. Below we’ll cover some frequently asked questions we receive from workshop attendees. Read more
There are several ways to deter deer from trampling through your garden. I cover some of them here, but today we’ll focus on a favorite—plants! This list may not hold true 100 percent of the time, but most of the time these plants will send deer running for the hills and away from your fruits and veggies. Read more
On September 16, we’re hosting our Fall Poultry Workshop at Moss Mountain Farm. In honor of our 10th workshop, we have an all-new format, with hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity for you to customize your workshop experience. Whether you currently raise chickens or want to learn more about having your own flock, you need to be there! Read more
It’s not easy to enjoy summer outdoors when you’re getting bitten up by mosquitoes. I’ve created an all-natural mosquito repellent that takes a few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes to throw together. It’s all-natural, so it’s bad for the bugs but good for you! Read more
Did you know your new plant hanger can do double duty as an air freshener? Wooden beads, like the ones on our plant holders, absorb essential oils, adding a wonderful scent to your room or office. Read more
There’s something about seeing a fruit ripen on the vine or a flower slowly blooming that is just fascinating. With an increase in garden-centered communities and sustainable city initiatives, a new way of gardening is on the rise. Read more
Rose oil is one of the most sought after and expensive oils in the world. It was discovered hundreds of years ago, during the time of the Moguls.
The story goes that Princess Nour-Djihan and Emperor Djihanguyr rode through a garden canal filled with rose water on their wedding day. The heat of the afternoon sun separated the oil from the water, and the couple couldn’t help notice its intoxicating scent. The oil was skimmed off the water to create perfume. And so began the production of rose oil, traced back to 1612 in Persia. Read more