Based on a recent article in the Washington Post I received an email from a Pimmit Hills owner asking where the secret shortcut to the West Falls Church Metro was located. The article had mentioned a planned upgrade to the path. I thought I knew the area pretty well so I scratched my head while trying to think of where such […]
We live in a cookie cutter neighbourhood with lots under half an acre, not far from the beltway and I-66. I was not sure what kind of photography I would get in my backyard, but the convenience of it made it worth a shot. We do have interesting birds, even in my urban neighbourhood .. […]
So, I am fascinated with backyard vegetable gardening and animal keep these days. Having found out that my lot is too small to keep chickens, I am very happy to report that it seems I am allowed to keep up to 4 hives of bees on my 0.125 acre lot! Beekeeping is a time honored tradition running back […]
If you live near the rail yard at the West Falls Church Metro you are probably aware of the planned construction and changes taking place within the yard. As part of the Silver Line construction, the rail yard will temporarily house the new trains and wagons used for that line (not until 2016 will the Silver Line open […]
There has been a growing trend and interest over the last years in urban gardening. Backyard vegetable gardens are popping up everywhere and people have also started raising their own chickens and turkeys. The movement is largely driven by greater environmental awareness as well as a desire to know and control more what is in […]
While prices in the rest of the country are still struggeling to recover, our area did great over the last year according to this article on CNN.com .