The island in the kitchen adds counter space and an extra sink, as well as a breakfast bar with seating for four. This addition not only gives the homeowners a casual dining option, but also increases the kitchen's storage and overall functionality.
Kim Lewis Designs seamlessly blends the living area and kitchen together in this tiny home in Texas. A chic black-and-white color scheme ties the two spaces together with color accents and patterns that aren't too loud.
The tiny house is made up of two trailers. One serves as a bedroom, and a porch connects to another trailer. A storage rack built down from the ceiling houses the clients' fishing poles and camping gear. For tiny homes, you must use every square inch of storage!
Keeping in mind their love of kayaking and entertaining winery guests, Kim Lewis Designs fulfilled the clients' desire for an indoor/outdoor space. The porch features a place for the pooches! Built-in benches offer lounge seating, but space underneath is super valuable, so built-in dog beds were added.
Long storing winter squashes were a key winter food for Pilgrims. ‘Blue Hubbard’ dates to the late 1700s, well past the Pilgrim time, but it’s typical of squashes they would have raised. Winter squash, with a thick rind and meaty flesh, stores easily through winter.
Every winter, monarch butterflies living west of the Mississippi River migrate to groves along the Central California Coast to spend winter. Monarch butterflies overwinter on Monterey cypress trees in Pismo Beach, California.
Fall lettuce crops can linger well into December in mild winter areas. Plant cold-tolerant varieties to ensure the longest harvest period. Good choices for fall planting include ‘Four Seasons’ lettuce (shown), ‘Arctic King’ and ‘North Pole.’ To overwinter lettuce in regions with cold winters, plant ‘Winter Marvel’ or ‘Brune d’Hiver.’ In mild winter areas, sow seeds of ‘Four Seasons’ or any oakleaf type.
Get your hands dirty this winter by starting seeds outdoors using a practice called winter sowing. This method forgoes supplemental lighting and pricey seed-starting kits and lets nature’s rhythms coax seeds to sprout. Winter sowing is simple and yields sturdy seedlings that are ready to grow.
Witchhazels bloom in the fall or winter, depending on the species. The flowers of the native Hamamelis virginiana appear anytime from October to December and may be mostly lost amid the fall foliage, but you can still enjoy their fragrance.