Seed Starting 101 for the New Year

2018-Has The Time Come to Plan(t) Your Garden? Another year come and gone.  And once again, the time has come for us to start planning our gardens, to go from those seed catalogs to actual seedlings to strong, sturdy plants ready to go into the garden. I’ll bet you have already excitedly poured over those […]

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It’s 2018 – Time To Think Gardening Again

The new year has arrived! Wow, can you believe eighteen years have passed since we were so excited to see the new millennium? While the weather outside may still be frightful, and happenings around the globe make it appear that all mankind has gone crazy, inside our own little biosphere, we are still in control. […]

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Frazzled and Fragmented. Who Me?

It is easy to get distracted these days, with so many irons in the fire. As one writer put it "we are fragmented and frazzled." I could not have put it better myself. After just finishing up a Writer's Conference - well, it was a month or more ago - I have research materials, notes, and […]

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Rural Entrepreneurs | Making It In The Wide Open Spaces

As anyone who has done it knows, living in a rural area can be both rewarding and challenging.  Each new day may present new hurdles. Questions. Unexpected hardships. Unfamiliar horizons to explore. But living in the country can also provide opportunities that some living in more confined areas may not have.  In fact in recent […]

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Homemade Brew to Kill Fleas, Bedbugs, Chiggers, Ticks, and Mosquitoes

This Safe Homemade Insecticide is concocted from tobacco tea, brown mouthwash and lemon dish soap.  The recipe I use is below: Adapted from an old Jerry Baker recipe, I have used this recipe for years to clean my house and yard of every kind of buggy pest you can imagine. (Please don’t spray the dog […]

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