John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
This guide contains a wealth of knowledge to help you begin your journey into gardening or expand what you already know. Included are touching memoirs from experts, advice on preserving your bounty, links to encourage and inspire creativity in the ga... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
A strong, toned body doesn't just look good. It also helps you feel more confident, no matter what you're wearing. Whether you're looking to build strength quickly or tone up your body for an upcoming vacation, this simple and e... Read more
Environmentalists have been admonishing us for years to conserve fuel to lessen our impact on the planet. Some of us have taken heed by walking, biking, carpooling, combining trips, or trading in our SUVs for hybrids. While you probably appreciate th... Read more
I do not have a heart rate monitor, but am planning to get one with a chest strap, because the one I thought was a hrm, does not calculate weight or calories burned. I know kettlebell training can burn a lot of calories, but I highly doubt that it bu... Read more
I love to be outdoors and play in the dirt. I have a large selection of cactus and succulents and can't leave a store without browsing among the assortment of plants in the gardening department.... Read more
Hi my name is Diane and I have 3 gardens that keep me BUSY. I was out of town last week and when I came home my tomatoes were coming in (Finally) and now is the time to start making and canning salsa and Spaghetti sauce. Salsa is so fabulous as it... Read more
How has your garden done so far? Planning to plant a winter garden?
I moved to a new house this last year and now have a fairly typical backyard vs my previous backyard, which was really small (I had room for a few veggies in pots). So, I thou... Read more
I work in my garden for hours some days weeding and harvesting. I'm concerned the fitness tracker calculates too many calories burned for these chores.What I do doesn't get my heart rate up but I do feel it in my muscles. Should I track less time in... Read more
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetablesA really cool idea to get kids to chomp on new-to-them foods! ReutersReal Beauty Doesn’t Need Retouching, B... Read more
Like most of you, I love spring—and not just because it allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I am also excited because it marks the start of gardening season! With all the environmental and economic troubles we're facing, gardening is on the ri... Read more
I will start this post by saying that I won the battle against the marshmellows... I think I ate like 2.
So I'm going to start tracking my experiences gardening. We live in the middle of the 3rd largest city in PA. Our yard is 1/10 an acre and... Read more
I would love to grow my own vegetables. Alas, I am a creature of the city with an apartment with very little backyard space that is exposed to the sun.
I've been so inspired (and jealous) of people and their spring gardening plans that I'v... Read more
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