Next Year’s Garden – I Don’t Plan My Garden For The New Season

Next Year’s Garden – I Don’t Plan My Garden For The New Season
Since we have already had two snowfalls and temps have dipped into the teens a few times already, my garden is DEAD. What does that mean? It means it is time to start planning next year’s garden, of course. You might think that being a garden writer I take planning the successive years’ gardening seriously, and you would be oh so wrong.  Planning Next Year’s Garden – Not Me My approach to gardening, besides it being inexpensive and without the use of chemicals, is to keep it simple. When faced with limited funds, that is pretty easy to do.  Before I plan my garden for the new growing season, I go take stock of my seed stores. Some of the seeds may be getting old, so I weed those out. On occasion I find I have seeds that are over two years of age. Depending upon what they … Read More

Installing New Windows in Our Basement Remodel

Installing New Windows in Our Basement Remodel
Pinterest Facebook Twitter Remodeling our 1960’s basement means making some energy-efficient upgrades, like our new vinyl windows! See which we chose and get our tips for installing.  See all the work we’ve done so far in this basement remodel here — and be sure to subscribe to see what’s coming next!    New Basement Windows We are only the 2nd owners of this house, so a lot of the house was original to its 1960s building standards when we bought it. Including the single pane aluminum windows. We’re modernizing as we remodel (including leaving the ceiling open to the joists) and that includes making this home more efficient and comfortable. We’ve upgraded the lights. It was time for the old windows to go. We’ve already replaced the window in the bathroom, so little by little all the windows are getting upgraded to double-pane vinyl windows. There are a … Read More