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Gardening
Gardening

English Lavender: A Floral Side of Homebrewing Beer

When you think of English lavender, you probably envision bouquets, essential oils, and dried blossoms in scented products, and you’d be right on the money. What you may not initially picture, however, and what you may be surprised to Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

The Ten Commandments of Container Gardening

If you're thinking of becoming a container gardener, it's imperative that you know Barbara Wise's Gardening Gospel. These “Ten Commandments of Container Gardening" from Container Gardening for all Seasons will ensure that you are able to Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

DIY Privacy Planter

You can have your privacy and planters too! This adorable privacy planter from Deck & Patio Furnishings will give you all the privacy you'll need while being a gorgeous backdrop for your favorite plants and flowers. There are Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

How to Make a Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Mason jars can be used for much more than just canning! Feed the birds in your yard with this adorable rustic bird feeder from Mason Jar Nation. It’s said that Henry David Thoreau first wrote of feeding birds as a pastime in the Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

10 Best Edibles for Shade Gardens

Are you thinking about growing a garden in your shaded yard? It's not impossible! Square Foot Gardening High-Value Veggies shares the top 10 edibles for shade gardens. Shaded locations are generally not ideal for growing a vegetable Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Geranium Can Wall

Planting gardens is a lot of fun, but if you don't have a yard it can be a little difficult. But that doesn't mean you have to give up on your gardening dreams. If you have a balcony, deck, or outside wall space, this project is for you! Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Predator Prevention: Protect Your Chickens

Protection from predators is just as important to your chickens as shelter is—perhaps more so. While you would never let a fox guard your hen house, will one be able to sneak in? Your coop and its run (and any additional fencing) act as Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

6 Pantry Products for DIY Dog Grooming

Grooming your own dog has myriad benefits, including spotting skin problems before they are serious, finding fleas or ticks early on and being more aware of your dog's health and well-being. DIY grooming may seem overwhelming or Read More

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Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

Know Your Knots

Do you know your knots? When it comes to rope skills—even standard tasks like tying a kayak to the car, suspending a tarp above your campsite, or just joining two ropes together—your chain is only as strong as your weakest link…er, your Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

DIY Raised Bed with Benches

The raised bed revolution is a new trend in gardening. Instead of planting in the ground, people are building raised boxes to plant in. The raised bed brings the garden up to you, instead of you going down to it. This makes it easier for Read More