Easy Green Thumb

I'm not much of a green thumb. It's no secret. I grew up in a family of scientists and musicians who kept a nice tidy yard, with absolutley nothing fancy going on. And I mean nothing. An example of a fun garden project in the Moore household would be to plant a border...

Spring Fever Yard Cleanup

Today is a chilly, rainy, dreary day. But my heart is full of spring. Sam took off Friday — the last day of the local school spring break — so we could start getting the yard in order. Our to do list included: Assemble the composter for our new square foot garden...

Time for a Fence

The rock wall is no more! Just before the driveway was poured, we discussed possibly sharing a fence with our soon-to-be neighbor. Since they were just contemplating digging their foundation, he didn't know how he wanted to manage it. But we were left with the problem...

Window Box Planters for Curb Appeal

Winter finally hit Utah. Kind of. We had a dusting of snow on Saturday morning — that melted by noon. It's only the second snow fall of the year. After a 300% precipitation year last year, this year we're at something like 2%. And, OK, it's 40 today and above freezing...