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ALL ABOUT SQUASH: Squash Varieties

Squash Varieties

Originating in Mexico and Central America, people have been eating squash for more than 7,500 years. Native Americans shared squash seeds in different varieties with European explorers, who then took the new crop back to their lands to grow. Continue reading

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Fire Pit Safety

Fire pits have become a popular addition to today’s patios and backyards. They add drama and charm to outdoor living while providing an additional functional area for family and friends to gather. They offer a fun way to enjoy leisure time and entertaining, but always remember to exercise caution and practice safety so a good time won’t turn tragic.

Every time you light a fire, remember that basic safety precautions can prevent a tragedy. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your fire pit safely and with peace-of-mind.

The first decision to make is where you want the pit to be situated.  Do not pick an area that is near or too close to structures, trees or overhangs.

Always place the fire pit in an open area on a solid surface to prevent it from tipping Continue reading

Popularity of Fire Pits

What’s the hottest topic these days in outdoor living, decorating and entertaining? The answer is one as old as humankind… fire. The ability to control fire marked a dramatic change in the habits of early humans. These days, fire pits are a popular addition to backyards and patios as a cosy gathering spot during outdoor time with friends and family or to add drama and charm to twilight and evening hours.

The addition of a backyard fire pit can be a great enhancement to your outdoor decor. Home owners across the country have added a fire pit as a garden feature, as a centerpiece for evening entertaining, or for cooking. It’s a great way to extend your enjoyment of your backyard or patio when temperatures fall in the evenings or during cooler seasons when you normally stay indoors.

You can dig your own fire pit as our ancestors did, of course. But if you want to add Continue reading