Outdoors is calling.
As we all start running outside this coming spring/summer it is important to think about safety.
- Be aware of your surroundings and look around you at all times. Things happen quickly and even if you feel you live in a safe area being prepared is vital.
- Find an exercise partner. If you have children, a great way to exercise is to have a friend come over with her kids and take turns running a lap in your neighborhood while the other stays with the kids. The mom that stays inside can do push-ups and a core workout.
- Carry a cell phone.
- Wear reflective clothing
- Don't go out at the same time every night
- Do it when it is still light out.
- Bring a dog if you have one.
This seems basic, but after having a few encounters myself I know how important it is.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:54:00 PM
My Irish Green Thumb.
Over the last few years I have attempted developing my green thumb and growing my own vegetables and fruit. This year for St. Patty's Day I thought it would be fun to plant potatoes. It is a really simple project and is a lot of fun for the entire family. I cannot wait to harvest at the end of the summer!
You will need:
3 pieces of 2"x6"x8' pre-treated wood, wood screws, weed barrier fabric, industrial staples, seed potatoes and compost.
- Cut your wood into 2 feet pieces.
- Screw them together, creating a square frame.
- Staple weed barrier fabric on the bottom to keep the compost from spilling out the bottom.
- Fill with compost.
- Place your seed potatoes about 12 inches apart. (I fit 5 potatoes per box).
- Cover with compost and let them grow.
- When the leaves get above the box add another square frame and add compost leaving 2-3 leaves at the top. D
- Do this 3-4 times throughout the summer.
- At the end of summer after the potatoes have flowered and start to yellow you can harvest.
- Don't wash the potatoes until you are ready to eat them so that they last longer.
Here are some pictures I found on Pinterest of what other people are doing.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:15:00 AM