Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Below are some helpful hints to keep your heart healthy, just in time for Valentine's Day!

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

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Garden Deer and Pest Repellents

12th February 2014

I have finally found a deer repellent that works well and the smell doesn’t repel our guests or the gardeners! The company has developed environmentally friendly and effective products to repel everything from armadillos to mosquitoes. Watch to learn more about these exciting products.

See more of Trisha's videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/CentralTexasGardener.

Sprouting Potatoes

7th February 2014

When sprouts on potatoes are a good thing! We are pre-sprouting or chitting our spuds to prepare for late February planting.