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Back To Basics

Getting Back to Basics

There are some things you would never expect a city girl to know. Like canning and preserving home-grown food. Or soap-making. Especially not how to milk a goat and make fresh chevre! Through my re-education in adulthood, I went back to basics to see how our food and products are supposed to be made and tested them against industrialized, convenient …

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Take some inspiration from the outdoors by making a leather and birch bark picture frame that can be used and so many different ways around the house: to display photos, hang on wall as a wreath, or as a dry erase board.

Three Creative Ways to Use This DIY Birch Bark Picture Frame

Take some inspiration from the outdoors by making a leather and birch bark picture frame that can be used in so many different ways around the house. Using a die cutting machine is a quick and fast way to cut a variety of materials. The die cutter brings a professional look to this project with the unique organic shades of …

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How To Remove Suckers From A Tree

How to Remove Suckers from Trees (and Why They are There in the First Place)

If your tree is slowly turning into a shrub by sending up suckers—a host of thin, upright branches from the base of the trunk or soil near the base of the tree—then here are some tips on why it might be happening and how to remove suckers from trees. Trees send up suckers as a reaction to stress. Your smart …

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5 Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler (AKA Make Compost Quickly and Look Good Doing it)

A compost tumbler not only made this urban composting space look a whole lot better, but it also sped up the composting process dramatically. Even more, it keeps pests from making a home in the compost bin. Wait until you see this compost bin makeover, a transformation that took just an hour but upgraded the space from junky to fabulous, …

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Untimate Healthy Living Resources

My Favorite Healthy Living eBooks

Thank goodness for eBooks! I find it to be a much simpler way to carry around a library of books and have the information at my fingertips. I mean, imagine dragging 100 hard copy books wherever you go. I started downloading eBook versions of the gardening reference books I needed for volunteering at information booths as a Master Gardener. While I’m sure there …

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Safe Gardening with Dogs and Cats: 12 Common Garden Plants Poisonous to Pets

Do you like to garden with pets? Dogs and cats can be great garden company and it’s important to keep them safe. I have had my fair share of four-legged garden helpers and I will say that some needed a lot of training to safely roam the garden, while others were able to work it out on their own. When …

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