Monthly Archives: May 2013

Biodegradable Pea Trellis Ties

Thought I’d share one of my little gardening tricks. I’d like to say it’s something I learned after much hard work, trial and error, but the truth is it’s the result of my cheapness and ultimately laziness. You grow peas … Continue reading

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What to Do If You Find a Baby Bird Fallen From its Nest

A while ago I walked the familiar little path to my chicken coop for the morning feeding routine; It was a weekend, so the sun was up by the time I got around to this chore.  Nothing was amiss on … Continue reading

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How to Keep Ants Out of Your Strawberry Patch, Naturally

I love strawberries, especially straight from my garden.  I love knowing exactly what has gone into my strawberries and knowing that a bunch of chemicals and pesticides weren’t included. However, I am not the only living thing in my yard … Continue reading

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My Totally Awsome Chicken Coop

I absolutely love the chicken coop hubby built for me.  It is efficient and safe, does not waste bedding, has ample air flow while being warm in the winter, and is a breeze to clean. Growing up it was my … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village to Buy a House

Hubby and I are currently under contract to buy our first home—a modest 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on just over three acres.  The land is lush, beautiful, fertile and fenced in.  The home buying process has been an … Continue reading

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Maximum Security Gardening

At my current house, I have remarkably little sun and many, many deer.  You know when you go to the store’s garden section and you see those tags that say “Deer Resistant”? I consider these an example of blatant false … Continue reading

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Raising Baby Chicks (and how to get your hen to do the work for you!)

I would like to share with you how I got my hen to adopt some store-bought chicks. You can raise baby chicks on your own, but it’s a lot easier to let an adoptive mom do it for you! To … Continue reading

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