Gardening Tips

Use caution with wood ash on your lawn and garden
Use the same precautions with wood ashes as when handling other strongly alkaline materials, such as household bleach.
Fruit or herb vinegars make great holiday gifts
Home made herbs or fruit-flavored vinegars are easy and fun to make and are welcomed gifts during the holiday season.
Check house for water and pest damage
November is a good time to inspect your home for structural pests and water damage.
How to discourage wild critters from getting too cozy
Discourage uninvited animal guests from making themselves too cozy.
Wood ashes can benefit gardens and lawns
Wood ashes can be used to fertilize gardens and lawns, but precautions need to be taken.
Now is ideal time to feed wild birds
Learn what to feed and not feed wild birds during winter months.
How 'green' is your Christmas tree?
Oregon Christmas trees are bio-degradable
Wet weather and small acreages can be unhealthy for horses
Keep horses away from winter mud
Slow, cool composting is the easy way
Cool composting is slow but effective
Clean up and cut back
Autumn is time to clean up and cut back