Raising Harelson and Honeycrisp apples

Last fall’s apple crop was the best ever on our apple trees. We had more than we could ever use, even after giving away several bushels to  our friends and our church. I have two Harrelson reds and a Honeycrisp apple tree at my home, which is a 3 acre hobby farm. I’ve had them [...] . . . → Read More: Raising Harelson and Honeycrisp apples

Peg’s Pond Part II

Last time I wrote an entry (Peg’s Pond) about building a pond for my sister-in-law Peg. A planting season has gone by, and as you can see by the pictures, the place has changed quite a bit! Peg now has some Koi and a few goldfish, and they have taken a real liking to their [...] . . . → Read More: Peg’s Pond Part II

Improve your basement walkout with a paver patio

Many of our clients have walkout basements. Many of them will also have an overhead deck or sunporch above them. The space under the deck is more often than not a dark, empty, wasted space that no one uses, or is an unsightly storage area where anything from basketballs to snowmobiles are stored. Some will have concrete [...] . . . → Read More: Improve your basement walkout with a paver patio

Farmer’s Almanac: Weather predictions for 2011

Farmer’s Almanac, has always been known for its long range forecasts. But it also contains a lot of other information, such as gardening tips, tide tables, moon phases, astronomy and articles on farming. It has been around for over 225 years, making it the longest running periodical ever. You can also check out the weather history for any given [...] . . . → Read More: Farmer’s Almanac: Weather predictions for 2011

Gimme Shelter: The Amerman Pavilion

Northfield has the state’s best soccer complex for a town its size, and it continues to get better. The complex is part of Spring Creek park, which is located along Jefferson Parkway on the south side of town. Thanks to the efforts of the steering committee chaired by Rick Estenson, the complex expanded last year [...] . . . → Read More: Gimme Shelter: The Amerman Pavilion