Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!The sound of 60,000 swarming bees was loud in my ears and the hair on my arms was beginning to stand on end. I slowly took a couple of steps back, making sure not to make any harsh or quick movements. Jake had told me that the honeybees wouldn’t sting if I didn’t do anything to make them feel threatened. Since I am allergic to wasps, I was naturally afraid of these small insects flying around me in the air (their bites/stings are not the same). However, I quickly gained confidence and my fear melted away; the bees were friendly. Continue reading
There’s nothing more exciting than producing something great and being able to sell it in a legitimate business location. As outdoor enthusiasts who like to shop locally and patron businesses with a strong connection to the local community, we like to visit places like the Moscow Co-Op. What’s even more exciting is they have been buying produce from our farm to sell in their store! Continue reading
Nature is amazing! As a gardener and farmer, I know how important it is to pay attention to the depths and spacing of plants when you lay seeds into the ground to ensure you are growing a stable, strong and successful crop. Sometimes, seeds slip through the cracks and accidentally get planted too close together. Instead of withering and dying, you’re left with a unique plant that has some strange characteristics. Continue reading
There are several different types of camping and lots of ways to enjoy the great outdoors! We love tent camping in the woods; what is your preferred camping style?
Camping is itself a very unique and most adventurous travel according to me. There are different types of camping you can enjoy.
Check this post by Thomas Salzano to find different camping variations:
Front Country Camping
Front Country Camping is what most of the people prefers. It includes designated campgrounds that are easily accessible by road. This type of camping includes outhouses, fireplaces and tenting areas. One can easily find camping locations for this type by searching desired location on internet.
Established Backcountry Camping
Backcountry camping as the name suggests, provides more closer look to the environment. This type of camping can be explored in National and State parks and especially those locations where you can feel nature closely.
One can get better idea with a map to explore such type of sites that comes under backcountry camping.
Impacted Area Camping
An impacted area camping is the location which is…
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One hot summer day I was doing work in the garden, thinking of some of the different environmental processes happening alongside me. This day, the honey bees were on my mind. I recalled their critical role in pollinating many of the plants that would harvest later. Continue reading
Gardening comes with many roadblocks and challenges. And gardening indoors can be even more difficult. The list of additional challenges range from the accidental spills to finding the right spots for each plant’s successful growth. Apartment gardeners have to be resourceful of their space while still playing with the natural processes going on. Continue reading
The diverse species of cactus are some of my favorite types of plants to garden. Once cacti are old enough, the “mother” plant begins to produce smaller pups which can be transplanted and grown separately. Here is a great and simple tutorial on how to safely transplant them. Check it out!
Growing plants is a skill that brings a lot of joy and excitement. But it takes more that sticking your thumb in a bucket of green paint. Studying all of the different aspects and cycles plants use to thrive unlocks plants’ hidden world that leads to growth. Here we look into the use of sulfur in plant growth. Continue reading
Water is essential to life. Building a rain garden is a great way to introduce a water source into your ecosystem with minimal disturbance to the processes already happening on your land. Rain gardens can be beautiful, functional, and critical in developing your property with all things in mind. Continue reading
Fall has arrived and the trees have started to develop their rich seasonal color. Halloween is just around the corner. You have successfully grown pumpkins to their full size and it is time to pick the spherical gourds of bright orange. Here are a few tips to help you know when your pumpkin is done and how to pick the perfect pumpkin. Continue reading