Another helpful bunch of tips from friend and colleague and garden expert, Ron Wilson, .Home > Plant Care > Tree Care Guide As the largest tree grower serving Mason, West Chester, Ohio, and the Tri-State area, we know how to get your new tree sapling off to a great start. Here are our tips on how to plant your new tree: Here are some … Continue reading How to Plant your New Trees
From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson, garden expert. Moles are one of the most common and most frustrating lawns and garden pest problems. With that in mind before deciding what your game plant is take the time to visit the website of our local mole expert, Mr. Tom Schmidt . You may choose to live with them or try your hand at removing them from your … Continue reading How to Control Moles in the Garden
Today Matt Swaim of the Sunrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, had a fun chat about the origin of monastery gardens. Genesis 2:8-10. “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden…” The ancient monastic community gardens were patterned somewhat after the Garden of Eden. Monasteries of ancient times were physically separated from the outside world by walls and roofed structures. They were laid out so … Continue reading Monastery Garden Herbs and Dipping Oils
As I was going through my notes from you, it dawned on me again that this site is a journal of sorts. Of your lives and mine. And it’s not just about food. In the process of cooking more and eating at home more during this pandemic, we’re realizing that eating together without having to rush out somewhere has its advantages. We’re continuing to be … Continue reading Strawberry Pie like Famous Restaurants
Thought you’d like to see what we do each Memorial Day: attend mass at our little country church, St. Philomena here in Clermont County outside the church. The service is on the side entrance to one part of the cemetery. The church, as you can see, is historic. My mom, dad and sis are buried there. A little bit aways down from the church is … Continue reading Memorial Day Mass and the Covered Bridge
Today, as usual, Matt Swaim and I had our Thursday morning chat on the Sonrise Morning Show. The subject was peas. I’m growing peas and love them. PEAS Beans are mentioned in the Bible, and Biblical scholars believe peas were included, as well, since they are part of the pulse/legume family and were eaten during Bible times. 2 SAMUEL 27:28: They brought him and those who … Continue reading Pass the Peas (7 Layer Salad w Peas) Please!
Woolly Aphids – Buggy Joe Boggs As usual, Joe Boggs, OSU Extension, gave some timely advice on Ron Wilson’s radio show Saturday. And boy could I relate. I’ve got wooly aphids on my snowball bush! Here’s a tutorial, photos and all – let me know if you have these little buggers, too. May 11, 2020 Thanks to the sharp eyes of Dave Bienemann (Municipal Arborist/Utility … Continue reading Wooly Aphids – Watch Out, They’re Here!
First, I need to apologize. The peanut brickle cookie recipe was not correct. My oven was “off”, temperature wise and I hadn’t realized it until yesterday. Anyway, I revised and clarified the peanut brickle cookie recipe. Easy to make, easy to tote, easy and yummy to eat, the 2 cookies I’m sharing today are special. The first, peanut brickle cookies, is a family favorite. Not … Continue reading Peanut Brickle Cookies and Cindy’s Big Batch Oatmeal Cookies
Well if this wasn’t the most fun day in a long time…. While foraging for morels, ramps and poke we spied a couple of “fainting” goats. They actually faint when frightened. Have you ever seen a fainting goat actually faint? Again, a most satisfying day. Continue reading A duo of Fainting Goats Amid a Wild Harvest