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Farm and Family

  • Baby it’s cold outside: Keep firewood insects out of your home

     It is starting to feel a little more like winter. The temperature is dropping, and we have even had a few hard frosts.

    Back home in West Virginia, the cold temperatures meant one thing; start wheel barrowing firewood to our wood burning furnace in the basement garage. No matter what, we would find a few insects hitchhiking on the firewood and crawling from the firewood.

    Looking back, every load of firewood was potentially opening wood-infested insects into our home.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Celebrate Christmas in your hearts; in your yard

    Over the years, I have noticed more families buying living Christmas trees, and then planting the tree with its root ball attached in their yards.

    A great aspect about this activity is that the trees will be alive for years to come, so your family can always remember your tree and family togetherness.

    This is a great tradition but special care of your tree is needed.

    Here are some tips for ensuring successful live tree planting: