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Bee Prepared

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Helping honeybees survive a cold Canadian winter. Continue reading

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Fallen apples and green tomatoes? Use them up in Green Tomato Chutney.

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It’s the end of the gardening season and the tomatoes are finished. Despite the wonderful fall we’re having the green tomatoes refuse to ripen. This week I gathered them up, and along with some windfall apples, made a batch of Green Tomato Chutney. Continue reading

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Calendula & Plantain Salve

Don’t pull out all those weeds, leave some to help attract the beneficial insects that your vegetables need. Learn how to use some of them to make a healing calendula & plantain salve. Continue reading

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It’s Garlic Time!

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It’s tricky business, knowing when to harvest garlic, Read my post about when and how to lift garlic and cure it for winter storage. Continue reading

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5 Reasons to grow dandelions in your lawn.

Once you get to view the lowly dandelion as something other than a weed, you’ll be happy to have this tenacious perennial in your garden.

Here are 5 good reasons to let them grow in your lawn and gardens. Continue reading

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Sugar Sap Moon

The full moon of March is sometimes called the Worm Moon, marking the end of winter and new beginnings as the earth begins to warm up and creatures stir. So, it seems an appropriate time to begin a newsletter.

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Kicking up a Storm

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While I can always find plenty to do during snowy days, pigs are prone to boredom. Continue reading

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Windsor Chairs…….straight from the log.

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Here’s the story of how we ended up living in Bear River, and how John started building Windsor chairs. Continue reading

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