Virginia C McGuire

Virginia C McGuire


I write about credit cards, general personal finance, real estate, architecture, gardening and cities.

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Modern Farmer

How to Grow Citrus Indoors

If you live in California or Florida, you may be fortunate enough to have a lemon tree in your back yard. When you need a sauce for the local artichokes or the fresh fish you’re making for dinner, you...

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Modern Farmer

How to Design a Shared Backyard - Modern Farmer

When you live in the city or the suburbs, it can be hard to fit everything you want into a small or mid-sized yard. Perhaps you want a large vegetable gard

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Modern Farmer

How to Chicken-Proof Your Garden

Nearly every gardener who keeps chickens has a horror story to tell. Aggressive beaks and scratching feet can decimate a garden quickly. But a little forethought can make gardening with chickens much ...

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Modern Farmer

How to Get a Goat to Weed Your Garden

Goats as lawnmowers. It sounds adorable, right? A h...