Words to Live By

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I love inspirational quotes and have a pinterest board dedicated to them.  My friend Candi is a wonderful photographer and will often send me pictures of her garden.  I thought this butterfly deserved a quote to represent it’s beauty.

Seed Saving Packets

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Saving your seeds for next years garden is a great way to save money, and share your garden with friends.  Click on the picture to go to a pdf file to print off the template.

Herb Gardens

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  Situated at the bottom of the steps on my back deck is a small herb garden.  I have had the garden for years and it has undergone a lot of transformation.  It is one of my favorite places to sit and just think.  My garden contains not only herbs, but purple iris, orange day… 

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Growing Hardy Hibiscus in Your Garden

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The small downtown area where I live is a great place for walking.  Sidewalks circle several blocks around the elementary, middle, and high schools.  People walking their dogs, pushing babies in strollers, and kids riding bikes are a common site as the summer cools down.  I went for a walk the other night and passed… 

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Ice Cream Social

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Every year we make homemade ice cream in our electric ice cream maker. Usually on July 4th and maybe one or two other times during the year.  I remember when I was young taking turns turning that handle on our old hand cranked ice cream maker.  I’m sure putting all the work into the process… 

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Keeping Bees

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I have wanted to have bee hives for several years but wasn’t sure how they would fit on our property since I have grandchildren and frankly, my husband felt they would be a problem trying to mow around.  But, being the person I am, I knew we could fit them in.  I heard about a… 

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Rainy Day Gratitude

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Rainy days are great for checking out pinterest for gardening inspiration.  You can find me HERE Karen

Red White and Blue!

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Flea Market Gardening

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This is a chicken feed hopper used in a chicken house.  Love the red and blue sticker. The lantana is finally beginning to fill out.  Tip: don’t fill the whole container with dirt.  Halfway down, I placed a board with holes drilled in it. I’m not sure how this old wicker chair holds together.  It’s… 

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Johnny Cakes

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I’ve heard of Johnny cakes for years and have eaten a few myself.  But, I remember my grandmother calling them hotcakes.  Being from the South, I laid claim to them assuming they were associated with the Civil War. The term hoecake was attributed to slaves, but Johnny Cakes go back farther than that, and many… 

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