Credit Puppies: PentaxianK1ii/Flickr, Plants: Markus Spiske/Unsplash
If you want to share the miracle of life with your kids, you don't need to let them watch the birth of puppies or kittens. You can get them set up to watch brand new seeds sprouting quickly and inexpensively - and tiny plant shoots don't claw the couch!
Listening to this morning's episode of The Simple Plate, Tom Kasper started thinking about how growing our own food can have an impact on our economic lives, social issues, environmental issues ... and our psychological as well as physical health.
Although the winter snow has been building a good water-base in the soil for the upcoming spring, Tom Kasper advises us that it has also provided coverage for voles and other ground critters to feast on your recently-planted trees and shrubs. You might want to do a little snow excavation and get some wrap around the bases of those plants.