Stay Cool with Water Infusions

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Inside: It’s a challenge to keep hydrated in the hot summer months. Stay cool with water infusions. Our DIY adventure will show you how. The Attempt For a while now I’ve been wanting to try some water infusion recipes, and when … Continued

Reluctant Gardener

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Inside: What happens when someone forgets to return the weed whacker? Writer and reluctant gardener Beverly Robertson explains in her guest post.   As I now gaze out my front window and enjoy the view of lilies, hostas, sedum, and … Continued

My Yellow Horizon, Pickling, and Other News Fresh From the Farm

Inside: Sunflower fields forever, curry pickles kick off the canning season, and my new favorite thing.  Note: This post contains affiliate links. Sunflower Fields Forever For the past several weeks, whenever I walked out my front door, I’ve been treated to a yellow … Continued

Simple Organic Fertilizers That Save You Money

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Inside: Make cheap organic fertilizers from what you have around your house and yard and save money. So maybe you’re new to gardening, and the whole prospect of “save money, grow your own food” lured you in to planting your … Continued

Help! The Weeds Have Taken Over my Garden

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Inside: Have the weeds taken over your garden? Here are some simple solutions for taming the jungle. You meant to get to it. Weeding the garden, I mean. But your cousin Sally’s wedding took up one whole weekend, and Billy’s … Continued

Backyard Bird Feeding 101

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Inside: Attracting birds to your backyard can be fun and relaxing. Writer Patsy Reiter reveals four tips in her guest post.   Throughout the year, I take great care to feed my variety of feathered friends. Summer is the busiest … Continued

Renovating Strawberries the Simple Way

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Inside: Renovating strawberries isn’t difficult–and you’ll be glad you did! Here’s what to do once the harvest is over. You’ve picked berries until you’re seeing them in your sleep, but finally–finally!–the harvest is over. The strawberries are happily tucked into … Continued

Happy Independence Day!

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” –From the Declaration … Continued