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Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween Decorations

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The squash are ripe, the apples are juicy, and the pumpkins are begging to be picked. Whether or not you decide to go to the patch or the store this year, there should be at least 1 real pumpkin somewhere in your home. Other than that, feel free to use our 4 fake pumpkin ideas for Halloween decorations. 4 Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween Decorations #1: Pumpkin Book This is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make a unique pumpkin. All you need is a book, hot glue, scissors, orange spray paint, and a branch from your yard! Instructions: Remove the cover from the book, taking care to keep the spine together. Take your sharpest pair of scissors and cut the pages into a half circle (pumpkin) shape. Bend back the book so you can glue the spine togethe... (More)
  • History of Halloween

    It’s that time of year again: Halloween! The leaves and the temperature are falling, the wooden garage is getting decorated, and the ghosts and goblins are creeping. Whether you love or hate this holiday, it’s important to know the history of Halloween. Why? It’s one of the most popular days of the year! Origins Halloween can trace its roots back 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. This is pronounced sow-in. November 1st was the Celt’s New Year, and the night before, October 31st, was the festival. What was Samhain? This festival was on the last day of summer. This also coincided with the last day of the harvest. They Celts were entering the time of the year where darkness and cold took over. A time of the year they associated with death. To be fair, most of the... (More)
  • What to Make from Grapes - Tasty recipies

    Fall is one of the best times of the year to find grapes. Sure, they are delicious by themselves. Freeze them and you’ve got healthy hard candy. Put them on the windowsill and they turn to raisins. So, the question becomes what to make from grapes that you have never thought of before. The following are some of our favorite recipes that feature this sweet fruit! 3 Mind Blowing Recipes #1: Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad This delicious lunch or dinner meal will have you begging for more. It’s a tasty spin on the original that mixes some interesting flavors. Ingredients: 16 ounces spiral pasta 4 cups cooked chicken, cubed 1 cup seedless red grapes 1 cup seedless green rapes 5 ounces dried cranberries ¾ cup thinly sliced green onions 1 ½ cup diced celery 20 ounces of drained pineapple tid... (More)
  • Best Soil for New Trees

    If you have ever purchased new trees, you know they are an investment. Like any investment, you want to help your trees grow. You probably already know everything you need to about watering and sunlight. Unfortunately, healthy soil can be a somewhat tough subject. Fortunately, we are here to explain how to create the best soil for new trees. The Best Soil for New Trees 101 Perform a Soil Test Why is performing a soil test the first step? Because knowing the health and pH of your soil is vitally important to creating the best dirt! You can purchase a soil testing kit at your local garden store to test for pH. If you want to see what nutrients are missing, you can pick up a more inclusive kit at your local extension office. Determine Your Soil Type Dirt is dirt, right? Wrong! There are so m... (More)

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