Cutworms — How to Keep Them OFF Your Plants

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If you’ve gardened for any length of time, you’ve probably come across many little creatures — some welcome and others unwelcome.  The unwelcome guest we deal with in our garden in the spring is the cutworm.  It’s a larva for…

Elderberry Propagation

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Ever wonder how you can get more elderberry bushes, or share some of yours with someone?  It may be easier than you think!  Follow these simple steps to increase your stock by using clippings from an existing bush. Find new…

To Bee or Not to Bee?? Spring Update 2016

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There’s something about taking a big loss that makes you step back and think about what you’re really doing with your life.  We had a rough fall when we lost our honey bees and chickens, and there wasn’t much that…

Lacto-fermented Carrots

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What’s orange and tasted like a pickle?  Dilly carrots!  …Also known as lacto-fermented carrots.  It’s a strange name for a delicious food, but one that I’m very excited about and happy to share with you.  Even though I have known…

Easy Chili Recipe

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My apologies for taking a month off without notice, which had to be done for personal reasons, but I’m back with a recipe for you!  It’s still winter, which means it’s still a great time to make chili.  I’ve got…

Girl Scout Cookie Copycat Recipes!

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It’s Girl Scout cookie time in our part of the world.  The order forms are circulating and the salivary glands are working overtime.  We love Girl Scout cookies!  However, we are not buying them this year because we’re making our…