A New Garden Emerges “From Scratch”

Why mow where you can grow? The thought has occurred to me many times that I need to better utilize my plot of land. As I've mentioned previously, we have a large yard. Yet, even blessed with a homestead on nearly an acre of suburbia, our growing space is limited. Much to my consternation, we …

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One Of These Things Doesn’t Belong Here

https://youtu.be/sxJXICxrx64   Pardon the unrehearsed, spur of the moment singing. I was a better blues singer back in the day than a "classic children's programming jingle" singer. In an earlier article, I posed the question "to till or not to till". In the spirit of "throwback Thursday", here is a short video from just a …

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Garage Sales Are Great For EP (Emergency Preparedness)

For those of my generation  (post baby boom), many of our parents were preppers in a sense. They just didn't know it. That's because basic self reliance practices were a way of life for many who grew up in multi-generational farming families. In my mid-western experience, this applies to practically everyone born in the early …

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When Nature Seems Tardy

The climate changed on us this year. I suspect it will change again next year. It does indeed change afterall .... as it sees fit. As it always has. As it always will. Imagine that. It has been a disappointing spring to say the least in many parts of the country.  My little slice of …

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Wish Books For Gardeners

Long before the online Amazon Empire obliterated its brick and mortar rival, the retail world was ruled by many overlords. The competitive realm of consumer market place was battled over by several independent kingdoms. Some of the most prominent among them were the legendary houses of Ward, Penney, Sears and Roebuck. Their primary weapon in …

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