February - the month of frosty weather (for some), candy
hearts, and the Super Bowl!
Mary and I enjoy February for lots of reasons, one being it is our anniversary month and another being that the official start of spring is
next month! We also enjoy Valentine's and fondly remember passing out Valentine to classmates in elementary school. Whether or not you have
a special someone in your life at this time to share Valentine's with candy and roses, you can nevertheless send loving wishes to those
special people in your life - neighbors, co-workers, parents, etc.
February is a perfect month to start planning your spring and summer projects too. Garden and flower catalogs should be arriving soon and before
you know it your porch will welcome some attention as well!
Review our section on home plans. Not only is it useful to those contemplating building a home but also
to those who are remodeling or who want creative front porch designs and as you can see, landscaping ideas too!
Listen to our podcast with Jarret Magbee, CEO and President of Family Home Plans, who offers insight into
purchasing home plans online!
Mary and I enjoy our wild birds and feed them year-round. They love our birdbath as much as the seed we provide, especially in winter. If you or
someone you know loves to care for our feathered friends, we highly recommend a bird bath deicer like the one shown below.
We've had several over the years but none have worked better than our Farm Innovators deicer. It is thermostatically controlled and will keep
your bird bath free from ice during the winter months.
We love our fireplace in winter - we even cook in it!
Fatwood kindling with organic resins ignite instantly and burns
with extremely high heat to get your fire started fast (they even light when wet)! It is harvested from naturally felled trees and is a natural, environmentally
friendly fire starter.
Fatwood Fire-Starter Pre-Split Kindling From Plow and Hearth.com
Perfect for fireplaces, firepits, wood stoves, and more.
Even if you have a porch design in mind (or not), we encourage you to investigate our design and build options. We have extensive information from
selecting the right location and architecture, to what is involved in building a new porch.