The holiday season means colder temperatures, and that means heating your old house. But this can be trickier than simply flipping a switch or dialing up a
On a distant corner of my grandparent's farm, there was a slab of concrete in the middle of a field. When I was very young, I fancied it was a landing pad for
I learned many hard lessons during that first year of living in my old house. How many times have you seen beautiful, thick and luscious ivy on the side of a
Is your food contaminated with lead? Tips for dealing with lead in your vegetable and fruit garden. At high concentrations, lead is a potentially toxic element to humans and most other forms of life. Soil around old buildings and homes with lead based paint is a common cause of contamination. The dust tracked into the house can easily wind up in the mouths of vulnerable young children who spend time crawling on floors. So, it's really important to take care of any lead in your soil.
The few days of warm weather we had last week have me ready for spring. I have cabin fever and I'm chomping at the bit to get back outside and resume the