The Best Foods For Senior Dogs

As your pet dog ages, you may notice his energy level decreases. You may also notice a change even in his eating habits. You’ll want to work with your vet to determine the nutrients your …

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The Soup Share Continues

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This week we continue with that great participation party. Of course, even in a Soup Share party, we had to have dessert. Nam-Hari in the above photo thought …

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The Soup Share Affair

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A group of us who have taken Kundalini yoga together for years, pondered ideas for a get-together. Rather than holding a sugar-laden Cookie Share, our brilliant teacher, Nam-Hari, …

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New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Eating for All (so)…Go for the Garden!

 
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The holidays are receding from view, and the excitement of the new year is brimming with healthy options for your eating and growing pleasure. Here …

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A Tasting Room Plus the “How-To”

 

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Holiday celebrations are aren’t over yet with a swanky New Year’s celebration still to come. Spiff up your stemware be it champagne or wine goblets and …

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“Merry Christmas” and “Remember the Critters”

 

We’ve made it through what seemed to be a long countdown…so Merry Christmas to you! Our walk led us to Santa’s sleigh and angels on high.

The trees are festooned with bright pops of …

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“God Bless America” and “Woodland Friends”

 

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Along with the support and generosity of our community, Homestead Gardens is donating farm-grown Christmas Trees to U.S. troops and military families through Trees for Troops®, …

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Pet Proof Your Holidays

The holidays can be a busy time for families, and if you have pets in the home those distractions could put your four-legged family members in danger. So as you decorate the home in tinsel …

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“Day in Paradise” and “Pretty as a Peacock” Trees

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 Oh those fabulous tree themes just keep on acomin’! For “A Day in Paradise” take a pinch more of this, a dash of that to make it your own. Just …

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The Perfect Greenery to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

Nothing decorates a home during the holiday season better than a Christmas tree. One of the best investments your family can make for this holiday season and the many more to come is investing in …

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Planting Amaryllis Bulbs In Three Easy Steps For Beautiful Winter Blooms

Everyone loves flowers and during the dead of winter, they can spruce up a house with their beautiful colors. One plant that shines at this time of year is the amaryllis. If you’ve been thinking …

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Poinsettias Bring Living Holiday Cheer into Your Home During the Long Winter Months

Nothing spruces up your home and adds color for the holidays better than a poinsettia plant. A traditional red poinsettia blends perfectly with the reds and greens found in many holiday decorations. If you want …

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“Chesapeake Nautical” and Trees For the Little Tykes

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An all-time favorite tree and scene is Chesapeake Nautical…near and dear to our hearts on the Mid-Atlantic coast. Our beloved sailboats hang from the holiday tree as …

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Eat and Be Merry and “Crystal Chandelier”

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After exploring the cabin, we are back out amongst the sparkling silver trees. Ahead decorations, bells, baubles, beads and garnishes shimmer in crystal, glass and silver as the Crystal Chandelier casades from …

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Customized Wreaths Make Stunning Home Decorations

Decorating your home like those you see in a magazine spread isn’t easy. It requires an artistic mind and some design know-how, as well as a sense of color, size, lighting and an understanding of …

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“Inside the Cabin” and “Oh Holy Night”

 

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Last week on our tour through Homestead Gardens Enchanted Woods, we were drawn to the cabin by the friendly forest friends. As we enter what really seems …

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Holiday Lighting Tips and Tricks

‘Tis the season to deck the house in garland and lights, and maybe an illuminated lawn ornament or two! If you’re planning to flip the switch and light your house and yard up with festive …

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“Over the River”, “Wise Old Owl” and “Christmas at the Cabin” Tours

 
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Over the River 
Wise Old Owl 
Christmas at the Cabin 

Our walk continues as we cross the river and meet the friendly welcoming critters  on …

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Your Privately Guided Holiday Tree Tour-Week 1

 

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Take A Walk Through Our Enchanted Winter Woods

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The Garden Greenhouse

Homestead Gardens’ eye-popping holiday displays are visual masterpieces–pure theater set in dramatic …

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Beginners Guide to Gardening: Harvesting Those Fall Veggies

The fall gardening season is coming to an end, and you probably have plenty of delicious vegetables to keep you busy processing and freezing for weeks to come. From roasting squash to steaming kale, your …

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