The idea for this post came from watching and admiring my 75-year-old father digging in the dirt as his favorite hobby. He has turned his four-acre property that was overgrown for decades with weeds and vegetation into a beautiful sanctuary of plants and new growth. He loves spending his weekends all day outside, mulching, cutting down trees, spreading seed to grow new grass, … [Read more...] about Soil to Soul: The Health Benefits to Digging in the Dirt
“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” -David AttenboroughA couple of weekends ago I took a day trip to Newport and ventured down past all three of the main beaches into Middletown. I ended up at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown and as I pulled … [Read more...] about Wings of Westerly—Bird Sightings in Spring and Summer
Summer is here! And if you're anything like me, you're probably excited to dive into a few simple landscaping and small yard projects that you can do in a few hours or less. I’m all about bite-sized, manageable projects. Take on something too daunting and you could end up with a bunch of half-finished landscaping projects and a yard that looks worse than before.The majority … [Read more...] about Easy Landscaping Upgrades You Can Do This Weekend!
Spring weather is here at last, which means it's finally time to break out your flip flops and head down to the beach! "The beach?" You might be asking yourself. "Before Memorial Day?" The answer is yes, especially if you want to partake in all the fun of Spring Fest, a three day entertainment experience setting up shop on May 11th, 12th, and 13th!Up through the 1970s, … [Read more...] about Springing Into the Season: Spring Fest 2018
I think we can all agree that it’s been a very long winter. We’ve been cooped up for too long. It’s time to get out and see the world! Any time the sun comes out recently, I turn into a sun worshipper. I have to be dragged inside once the sun sets. But there’s good news: we’re in the home stretch - those long warm, sunshine-filled days are just around the corner. We’ve pulled … [Read more...] about Spring Bucket List