Easy Compost Recipe

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Every year I say the same thing…..I’m going to start a compost bin. Every year I don’t. Any gardener who wants to grow organically knows that you have to start with healthy soil. There’s no better way to reduce disease in the garden, retain moisture, and improve your clay soil, than to use compost.  With… 

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Flea Market Fall Crafts

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I spent the day yesterday trying to salvage what’s left of my garden. Record heat and little rain had left most of my plants needing to be pulled up and thrown into the compost pile. I weeded my blueberries, placed compost and manure around those, and mulched. My strawberry bed was overgrown, but I managed… 

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Stinky Sneakers

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Did you think only boys have stinky socks and sneakers?  Well, I did, until I had granddaughters. I have one with THE stinkyest (is that a word) sneakers ever. This summer has been spent in flip flops and sandals, so I haven’t had to suffer through those shoes when they come off after school.  But…..school… 

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Lupine Seed Giveaway Series

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Last spring, I participated in a beekeeping class with the Hamilton County Agricultural Extension Service. Throughout the spring and summer, we learned how to check our hives, and ensure our bees were healthy. Knowing we would bring our bees home in the fall, I decided to plant a bee friendly garden. In addition to the… 

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It’s Friday Linky Party

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    Come join 7 great bloggers as they host a weekly link up party and blog hop! Here you will link up with a diverse group of bloggers,who span the range of niches from Kids Activities and Parenting, to Eco-Friendly, Home & Garden, Homesteading, DIY and more, which means your posts will be exposed to… 

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Fall BlogHop

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I was sitting on my back deck early in the morning a few days ago. I have to go out early, or by 9:00 the humidity and heat will run you back in to the air conditioner. A breeze was blowing and as I enjoyed my morning coffee I noticed the leaves were falling from… 

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Garden Tour with More Than Just Oregano

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I belong to a great group of home and garden bloggers. One of those bloggers is Beth Billstrom who writes at More than Oregano. She features a new garden each week, and week 12 is me!  When I read the other posts, I realize how varied these gardens are and it doesn’t matter if you have… 

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Little Red Wagons

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The little red wagon, which is usually good for tidying up in the garden, hauling plants, mulch,  water, and kids, has taken on a new life.  Even with the wheels missing, they can be repurposed and find a place in the home and garden. This small red wagon found at a yard sale was a… 

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Summer Garden Containers

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As I’m watching the news this morning I see the good news is, we are having a little break in this heat wave. The humidity has been unbearable, and the temperature in the high 90’s and 100’s over the last month. The bad news is, it has taken a toll on my container gardens. My back yard… 

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Christmas in July

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I saw an old license plate in my storage building, and in the 98 degree in the shade weather, I immediately thought of Christmas. It was a 1966 Michigan License plate that stated “water winter wonderland”.   I decided to use a wooden tool tote to make a Christmas themed box. I bought this Waverly chalk… 

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