I hate putting chemicals on my skin, so I use an essential oil spray that has proven to be very effective for preventing mosquito and other bug bites. In the past couple years in the garden, none of us have been bitten. Even at a riverside campground in Louisiana, there were no mosquito bites.
I love classic New Orleans food! Sometimes, though, the chefs are absolutely reckless with the butter, so I adapted this rich and very savory, New Orleans-style mushroom ragu for a healthier diet. I use portions of this Marchand de Vin sauce to enrich beef stews, other sauces, and in the version of Eggs Benedict called Eggs Hussarde. A dollop of this makes a plain meal into something really special.
A leaky pond can be frustrating, and while good construction is the best way to avoid this problem, there are some solutions for fixing your pond when it does spring a leak.
Cattails are a common, native plant on the margins of ponds. Take time to manage them to keep them enjoyable.
Don't let the spring invasion by algae aggravate the enjoyment of your pond.
Cage culture of fish has several sustainable techniques to consider adapting for a more innovative approach.
Cage culture can be a way to supply fish as healthy protein for your family or for a local market.
One of the things you can do this fall to help your fish is to add three-dimensional pond fish habitat, especially if you have a bass-bluegill pond.
Despite killed well, production continues on The Frontier, an independent feature documentary that celebrates coastal Louisiana.