It’s well into tick season and for many, getting outdoors means dealing with ticks. Not only are they annoying little creepy-crawlies, they are also vectors for many different diseases.
According to the CDC, the following disease/tick species associations are notweworthy … Read the rest “Ticks, Ticks, and more Ticks”
My pocket prairie is coming alive this year. With more reliable rain and a little more time for things to establish, I’m getting a lot of neat flowers. Not even close to all of the ones I planted, though. The … Read the rest “May Pocket Prairie”
I’ve got a vacation coming up, and I plan on spending a good portion of my time learning some photography. The professional photographer I’ll be learning from suggested I get a few items. I already knew I needed a decent … Read the rest “Photo Gear”
It’s been a little while since my last post. Forgive me, as I’ve been busy. The semester ended, and just afterward, I spent a week visiting family out of state.
I had hoped for some new GPS adventures from my … Read the rest “2010 Gardens Update”
For this Earth Day 2010, I am making a commitment to get my backyard certified as a Best of Texas Backyard Habitat.
Thankfully, I have about .8 acre, so it will be relatively easy to meet the requirements of the … Read the rest “Best of Texas Backyard Habitat”
This has been in the makings since my wife and I bought our first home in 2008. When we bought the place, it was new, and the builder hadn’t bothered to do anything with the yard. No grass, no landscaping, … Read the rest “Building a Pergola”
I learned today I need to get a building permit before I start constructing my pergola. No worries on that, my plans for the thing are rock solid. But I have to submit a sketch with my application.
I tried … Read the rest “Pergola plans”
My list of projects for this spring is starting to get going. In a few weeks, my area will be at its average date of last frost (March 15 or s0) so I need to have my vegetable garden ready … Read the rest “Spring To-Do List Heats Up”
I finally planted the rest of my vegetables today. Due to budgetary issues, the wife didn’t want me buying more seed starting gear…I had to make due with what I had. I had some extra starter discs, but I didn’t … Read the rest “2010 Vegetables Cont’d”
I tried to start a vegetable garden last year and I had all my seeds started…until I got leukemia. When that happened, the whole project halted. I had tilled the garden, fertilized with horse manure, and all that. But being … Read the rest “Vegetable and Herb Garden 2010”