Whip It, Whip It Good…Homemade Body Butter

Now that you have that song stuck in your head – it’s time for a little DIY! As much as I love spring, it’s a season that’s hard on the hands. All the cleaning, and mucking out stalls and chicken coops, gardening and outdoor work turn my hands dry and cracked, instead of soft and […]

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Chickens Love Herbs too!

Guess I will need to expand my herb garden or create one for my flock. Most culinary herbs have wonderful and varied health benefits for your chickens. Maybe by planting these herbs around the perimeter of my garden the Henny Penny and her cohorts will stay away from my tomatoes; better yet I will plant […]

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Salad Bowls

Ready to make some Green? This is a great idea to help you, and the best part is- the investment is minimal. If you live in town and wanna dip your toes in gardening, this is for you. It’s called a salad bowl- Basically, you will plant a bunch of different lettuces and greens in […]

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Solid as a Rock

Form weathered-looking stone containers from hypertufa, a blend of cement, peat moss, and sand. It’s easy, fun, and satisfying. Hypertufa containers — or troughs — make natural additions to the garden as well as handsome homes for alpine plants on a patio, deck, or balcony. Next thing you know, you’ll be making them for all […]

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Growing Annuals for a Cutting Garden

The flower varieties listed below can be planted this spring for summer harvest. All are annuals with tall stems and long vase life. Ageratum ‘Tall Blaze Horizon’— Like the fuzzy bedding plant, only tall. The electric blue of ageratum contrasts beautifully with summer flowers’ hot yellows, oranges and reds. Asclepias curassavica— A cultivated form of […]

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