Category: Outdoor Living

Using Wood Chips for Flavouring Your Meat

This past fall my dad called to ask if we wanted the wood from an apple tree they were cutting down. As my husband recently bought a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, he was very keen on getting this wood. We got it all stacked up under the deck so that it could sit over the winter […]

Suncast GC1500B Portable Outdoor Gardening Center

I love spring! I love the smell of new growth, the sound of the birds returning, the ever lengthening days, the first glimpse of green appearing, the crocuses peeking out of the snow, and of course the wonderful sight of the spring bulbs magically sprouting from the cold soil; daffodils, tulips and the like. I […]

5 “Must Haves” When Looking For a Potting Bench

So it’s time to relieve the back ache when settling in for the annual ritual of preparing your hanging baskets and the like? Here’s five “must have” features to look for when you start your search for a great potting bench. 1 – Get the height right Make sure it’s of the right height. There’s […]

Step 2 Naturally Playful Sand And Water Table – Any Good?

Step 2 Naturally Playful Sand And Water Table

My life with a toddler changed when we bought the Step 2 Naturally Playful Sand And Water Table. My son could spend a long time playing with this toy while I leisurely sipped my coffee. It was like having my very own babysitter! This is why I always recommend getting a good sand and water […]

My Favorite Backyard Activities For Kids

backyard activities for kids

Our family spends a lot of time in the garden. We practically live there in the summer and we try to sit out for an hour or two in the height of winter. I find it very easy to entertain my son when we’re out there. Often than not, I don’t have to make an […]

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