Getting the yard ready for spring

That one sunny day this past weekend inspired many a Vermonter to break out the gardening gloves and the hoe; despite the fact that we all know it will surely snow again within the next few weeks, the birds are working on their nests, the bugs are timidly crawling back out, and we’re getting out… Read More »

Grow herbs at home this summer

Grow herbs at home this summer

By Joan Casanova Growing herbs is a simple way to add edible plants to your garden. Most herbs are very versatile, and grow well in the ground or in containers. Herbs make a great addition to a traditional flower garden, and are also a pretty, practical accent to containers near a grill or right outside… Read More »

Tips to save and store herbs:

by Joan Casanova Air Drying: Drying works well for herbs like oregano, thyme, marjoram, and sage. Before drying, shake to remove dirt and discard any withered leaves. You can gently wash the herbs, but be sure to dry them thoroughly. Secure the stems together using a rubber band or string and hang them upside down… Read More »

Spring real estate market robust

Spring real estate market robust

It’s that time of year when crocuses and real estate signs are sprouting up on lawns around Chittenden County. Traditionally, spring is the time when the real estate market blooms, and this year is showing to be even better than those in the recent past. The trouble, experts say, is that in certain price ranges,… Read More »

Breakfast from the backyard is just the beginning

Breakfast from the backyard is just the beginning

Families are looking for more control over what goes into their meals. The values that make farm-to-table restaurants popular are the same family values driving the backyard-to-table food trend. Chickens are at the heart of this trend. Through April, baby chicks and ducklings are available at Tractor Supply stores nationwide, including the Shelburne-area location. Daily access… Read More »

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