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Sunchoke Stems for the Insect hotel “Frugal”

On Saturday, the temps were above 0 and the sun was shining, this meant that we started clearing some very small garden area’s. We needed to prune down the rose bushes and all the baby roses that will be dug … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Waking up to soon

Yesterday which was the end of a run day of five days of above 0 temps in the day time and below freezing in the night (perfect weather for the sap run) hubby called me.. Three of this furry fat … Continue reading

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Crispy Cornmeal Baked Brussel Sprouts

Crispy Cornmeal Coated Baked Brussel Sprouts Looking for a new way to serve roasted Brussel Sprouts? 1 pound of Brussel Sprouts (baby full size) or full size trimmed and cut in half 1/4th cup of cornmeal 1 tsp of course … Continue reading

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Great Pruning Workshop

Thank you Laura from Fine lines landscape and Design for a very interesting and informative pruning workshop. I have a little sample video from the workshop, Laura is talking about what happens when you get two main leaders that form … Continue reading

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Natural way to add Christmas Scents to your home.

Like many of us, I adore my house being filled with “Scents” of Christmas time! The scent of the spruce or pine, the scents we think of for baking, cloves, cinnamon.. We have Christmas oranges so all peels are saved … Continue reading

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Are you Growing Dried Beans as a Protein Source?

The biggest issue with growing beans for protein is that you are having to give up a lot of space in the garden from seed planted till plant die off and or till you pull up the plants and can … Continue reading

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Local Seed Cleaning Event

For my local garden folk! Do you want to learn more about how to save your seed? Want to learn how to make screens to sort your seed? Check out this workshop! So you’ve saved your own seeds, now what? … Continue reading

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Fall Round Up -Ground Cherry Mincemeat Tart Recipe

Apple-Ground Cherry Mincemeat Recipe 6 cups of peeled, cored and coarsely chopped fresh fall apples (I used Spartan) 2 cups of husk removed Ground Cherries 2 cups of golden raisins 1/8 of a cup of finely diced dried ginger 1 … Continue reading

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Fall Green Harvesting

The part of the yard that was exposed after all the tree’s came out has had a total regrowth..  there was clearly a spot where birds where sitting after snacking in the garden, as we had a number of tomato, … Continue reading

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Rain Garden – Stage one

Ok, so this is a example of a small rain garden for a house in the city or town..  Mine is a massive rain or storm garden to be..  It will collect the water off my roof, as well as … Continue reading

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