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Terrariums

Bring your garden indoors

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What do goldfish bowls, brandy snifters and Mason jars all have in common? They can, and often are, used to create “gardens in glass” or terrariums. Basically a terrarium is a clear glass or plastic container filled with small plants for indoor enjoyment – a great way to have a mini garden in your home that you can enjoy all …

There are many ways to dehydrate food, including your car

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I used to be skeptical about drying as a technique for preserving food. It might be fine for all those folks who live in balmy Italy and California, but here in cool, moist New England, it seemed to be asking for moldy produce. But it turns out that it is possible to dry …

Hunting is a family tradition

Thursday, September 3, 2015

For Peter Beard, hunting is a family enterprise. The current president of the Deering Fish and Game Club started following his dad through the woods when he was 14 years old, dragging a Red Rider BB gun around. Beard started bringing his four sons rabbit hunting when they were six years old. They …

Accessorize with the outdoors

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Container plants are beautiful and versatile outdoor accessories. They are easy to care for and are the perfect solution for decks, porches, balconies, gardens and yards. And you can play with these portable mini gardens, moving them around …

Keep your dog safe and happy during noisy celebrations

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The summer can be one of the hardest seasons for dogs and their humans because it is the season for fireworks. The fourth of July is a holiday where fireworks are abundant and sound-sensitive dogs can struggle immensely …

Grill master: Perfectly cooked meat requires the right heat for the right time

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Every barbecue cookbook teaches the same technique for telling how hot the fire is. Hold the palm of your hand several inches above the coals and begin counting, “one Mississippi, two Mississippi . . .” Wherever you are …

Summer’s frozen tradition

Thursday, July 2, 2015

When summer heats up, it’s time to head for a cold, sweet treat. We checked in with a few Concord-area ice cream shops to see which flavors are favorites and which are a bit weird. Arnie’s Place 164 …

The dog days of summer

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It is not just hot for people in the summer, it gets hot for furry companions too. Some days the best way to cool off is to go to the beach or take a dip in one of …

Chill out: Save energy while keeping cool

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer is coming, and so too is the heat. The kind of heat that leaves people sitting around in gym shorts and sticking to leather couches. No one enjoys this, and there are relatively easy and cheap ways to keep cooler at home – while saving a few …

Garden to table: Roses make yummy jams and tarts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It’s amazing how many good things to eat are already growing in our own yards. All it takes to enjoy them is a new way of looking at things. Got weeds in the lawn? Put away the chemicals …

Camping with kids: You might not be able to get away from it all

Thursday, June 4, 2015

First, let’s get one thing straight: Camping is not, as they say, “getting away from it all.” This is true whether you’re a devotee of old-school, roughing-it style camping, handy with an ax and happy with a can …

June is for roses

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Roses add to enjoyment and well-being, whether you grow them yourself or purchase them. Here are some tips to use roses: Home Decorating ∎ When selecting a container, choose a bud vase or tall stem jar for a single …

Exercise safely and consistently this summer

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer is fast approaching and odds are that you are one of the people that is trying to figure out how you can best get ready for the beach. There are an incredible number of ways that you …