Category : Helpful Articles

With the extreme heat lately taking a toll on our outdoors activities, crops, and air conditioning bill, we find it fitting to provide you with 10 “cool” summer recipes.  From the creamy cucumber spread to the snickers salad, you’ll be sure to find something delicious to cool you down from the heat and fill your. Read More »

The Mid-Atlantic region has been pretty lucky the last few years by being spared serious problems as a result of hurricanes, but this year that could change!  The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administrationexpects as many as 18 named storms (in which 10 could strengthen to hurricanes and 3-6 to major hurricanes) in our area this. Read More »

TRIVIA: Which of the following fresh vegetable crops ranked highest in economic value in 2011 in Pennsylvania? A. Sweet CornB. PotatoesC. PumpkinsD. Tomatoes Be sure to put your guess in the comments section below before reading any further… Okay, so the answer is A, sweet corn.  Did you get the answer correct?  Well, in 2011,. Read More »

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it’s time to take a moment to be thankful for our freedom and all the blessings we as American citizens have.  Since that day in 1776, Americans have established customs and traditions to celebrate our independence – fireworks, parades, barbeques, festivals, and political speeches, just to name a. Read More »

We can’t speak for everyone, but one of our favorite things to do at the local fairs is visit the petting zoo.  Yes, most of us have seen a cow or piglet before, but we get overly excited for the exotic pets like monkeys and giraffes.  And yes, you are correct, “we” as in grown. Read More »

You are trying to buy a car, a house, or even a farm and the lender has you fill out a credit application to help calculate your credit score.  You know you have one, but like most others, you are still confused over what it is, why it exists, who controls it, and how you. Read More »

Confucius said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” It seems as if more and more people are living by this maxim, and turning their lifetime dreams of operating a small farm operation into a reality, and so can you! What you choose to do. Read More »

Heating and cooling total about 44 percent of your home’s energy costs, so careful attention to temperature settings can reap big savings. “Ceiling fans cool the room in summer and only cost 10 percent as much as air conditioning,” says Abby Buford, a spokesperson for Lowe’s. “And it’s easy to install one.” Lowe’s makes it. Read More »

There are lots of other ways to save money on your water usage. By now, you know to take a shower instead of a bath (you’ll save about 50 percent of the water), to turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth, and to run full loads, whether you’re doing the dishes or the. Read More »

Your appliances are some of the biggest energy consumers in your whole house. And the biggest of the big is your refrigerator. “If you’ve been meaning to replace it but feel bad about getting something new when something old “sorta” works, think again,” says Danny Seo. “A refrigerator that’s ten years old is likely to. Read More »