With football season approaching, you’re dreaming of making your tailgate parties the star of the parking lot. Follow these 25 professional tips to take your tailgating to the next level!
1. Make a tailgating list.
You don’t want to get to the parking lot, set up, and then discover that you forgot paper towels or charcoal. Make a list of everything you’ll need, from prep to cleanup. If you tailgate a lot, laminate your list once it’s finalized. Don’t forget to include your parking pass and your event ticket!
When you visit your local Farmers Market, the sheer quantity and variety can become overwhelming. It’s easy to buy too much or too little, pay too much, or leave with something you don’t use. To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, August 6-12, 2017, we’re here to help with these pro tips! Follow these instructions to make the most out of your next visit to your local Farmers Market.
1. Know What’s In Season
Following in-season charts like this one from the USDA or this one from EWG.org will keep your expectations realistic and will help you eat the freshest produce year round. Seeking oranges in Colorado or pineapple in Georgia in summer, for example, will probably lead to disappointment. On the other hand, knowing what’s in season can open up entirely new types of produce that your family may love!
Before refrigeration existed, people used canning to preserve the food from harvest all year round. Learn the canning basics below!
The process of canning kills microorganisms that cause food to spoil and seals the jar to prevent any other spoilers from getting in.
Some food requires high temperature and pressure to be preserved, while other, more acidic food can be preserved with a boiling water bath.
Here are the basic supplies you’ll need for canning…
Let’s get started!
By this time of year, your tomatoes should be growing and beginning to flower. You don’t want to worry about pests and diseases. Learn the basics on some common tomato killers and how to stop them.
In the heat of the summer, we all want a pool to help keep us stay cool.
However, we’re all aware of the differences between expectation and reality, particularly with home improvement projects. Expectations for home pools usually look something like the below picture, and of course, in this ideal scenario, maintenance and upkeep takes very little time, effort, or money.
However, in-ground, Olympic size pools can cost upwards of $20,000.
The reality of owning a pool can end up looking more like the below, even after plenty of money and hours of upkeep are invested each week.
When faced with the reality of many expensive pool systems, it’s easy to feel like Bill Murray in Caddyshack: “We have a pool and a pond. Pond’d be good for you.” Instead of forcing you to settle for a pond, we have a third option for you: the stock tank pool.
The stock tank pool (aka hillbilly hot tub) happens to be this summer’s hottest trend. For around $500, you can install your own backyard pool! Keep reading for instructions on how your can set up your very own stock tank pool.