Weekend Projects

| January 20, 2015

The weather here, at our little homestead, was quite phenomenal all weekend long. We’re talking about sunny days with temperatures in the 40s. The sun lured us out of our blanket cocoons to do some much needed garden work! The apple trees were our very first task. Right now is one of the best times […]

Hello 2015!

| January 7, 2015

New Year, New Goals. At least that’s what we think and hope will happen. We plan to implement new garden schemes and plantings. In the veg. garden this means using bean poles in tripods to grow our beans and peas. New tomato cages will be built, since last year they clearly overgrew the size of […]

Goodbye 2014

| January 5, 2015

Hello All! After a 6 month hiatus from blogging we’re back. 2014 was a busy year for us and we just didn’t take to the time to put blogging at the top of our queue. Sorry about that folks. So, here’s a little list of what DID happen at Sheltering Woods last year. 1. Increased […]

Cedar Bird Feeder – DIY Project

| February 8, 2014

You might be able to tell from this post and our last that we really enjoy feeding birds! They are an essential part of a thriving backyard ecosystem, feasting on many insects that would otherwise experience population blooms of a large magnitude. On top of that, they are very fun to watch. I could (and […]

Orange Peel Bird Feeder

| January 2, 2014

Winter Bird Feeding Winter time is the most important time of the year for a bird feeder to be full of seed. The reason for this is that birds don’t have nearly the selection of wild foods during this time as compared to the other seasons! At Sheltering Woods, feeding the birds is a very […]