Summer Fun Before the Kids Go Back to School

Between camps, swim team, baseball, and more, it’s hard to cram all of the summer fun you’d like to have into a few precious weeks. There’s still time left to …
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Celebrate July 4th with these All-American Classics

  What’s Independence Day without a cook-out? To help you keep things simple this holiday, we've collected our favorite July 4th BBQ ideas that will hit a home …
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Building a Backyard Fire Pit

Wouldn't you love to sit around your own fire pit on a crisp, starry night? It's easier than you might think to build one. All you need are the right materials …
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The Soup Share Continues

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert This week we continue with that great participation party. Of course, even in a Soup Share party, we had to have …
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Take a Walk Through our Enchanted Winter Woods

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert ... With Over Thirty Themed Trees and The Illustrious Annual Hand-Painted Annapolis Ornament!  We invite you to …
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Tips for Buying Pumpkins

The cool Chesapeake breeze is starting to lower the temperatures, indicating Halloween is right around the corner. Pumpkins are now available, and they can be …
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The Best Summer Day Trips in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Get on the road this summer and journey to some of the best places the Chesapeake Bay region has to offer. Our two Homestead Gardens locations are just a short …
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Santa Paws-More, More, More!

Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert It's not just Friday evening for our event of Santa giving a big ol' lap to your favorite critter, not just …
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The Story of a Living Christmas Tree

My recent post about decorating with fresh greens brought back memories of one special Christmas.  My father was a very practical man. He had no use for things …
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Recipes for Fun at the Lodge

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Charcuterie Platter Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie    Snazzy S’Mores  If you have gotten through the big meal …
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Natural Holidays at Homestead Gardens

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Last year I did a post on this topic for the 2011 holidays at Homestead Gardens' 2 stores. This year as I …
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Great Halloween Ideas

 
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