15+ DIY Off-Grid Backyard Games for Your Family | Mom with a PREP
In our efforts to get 'off-line' with our kids, here are some off-grid, backyard games to play with our kids, even if you aren't having a birthday party to do it! Make sure to tuck some ideas away in case of an emergency to have something to help keep the kids occupied!
Small Greenhouse Made From Old Antique Windows
We have a pretty long growing season here in South Carolina, but I wanted to be able to get a jumpstart on lettuce, broccoli, spinach and other early vegetables. We decided to use some antique windows that we had to create a basic greenhouse. We built a frame with an angled top, on the back of my workshop. We chose cypress lumber because it will last in the elements for a long time. Once the "box" was built, we hinged four windows across the top that open and close for access. We also…
20+ Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (flowers & vegetables)
3. Give Your Garden A Calcium Boost My blender rarely sees daylight, but now it might just get the chance to see the kitchen counter with this genius tip! I’m starting to understand the idea behind compost a little more now that I’m dabbling in the garden, so this just makes a lot of sense to me. Just like grinding your food makes it easier to digest, grinding eggshells makes it easy for your garden to absorb the calcium egg shells provide.