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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

What to do When One of Your Chickens Isn’t Eating

The two factors that will most govern the success you enjoy with your backyard chickens are the quality of the feed you give them and your ability to maintain a constant supply of fresh and clean drinking water. Appetite is a useful Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Water-Thrifty, Drought-Resistant Plants

As we strive to create flourishing landscapes—both in our own small spaces and in our communities at large—we are faced with diminishing natural resources on a very large scale. The traditional model of large, thirsty lawns and paved Read More

Deck & Patio Furnishings: Seating, Dining, Wind & Sun Screens, Storage, Entertaining & More
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Make a Panel Planter

Put your plants on a pedestal with an eye-catching DIY panel planter from Michael R. Johnson’s how-to guide Deck & Patio Furnishings. There are countless ways to build a planter. It is, after all, just a pretty box into which we Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Water Retentive Soil and other Water Saving Tips

Droughts can be devastating to a garden. When trying to conserve water you might have to get a little creative so your plants can survive the low water conditions. With water retentive soil and these other water tips, you can keep the water Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How to Build a Granite-Slab Kitchen Island

Working with reclaimed materials is a great way to save money and help the environment. Building with Secondhand Stuff shows you how to upcycle and work with found materials to create unique pieces for your home and garden. This Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

5 Steps to Dividing Perennials or Ornamental Grass

When dividing perennials or ornamental grass, it is important to wait until after the last frost. This may be hard to determine, but for Tennessee and Kentucky, it is usually early in the month of March. Dividing your perennials or Read More

beekeeping
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

What do I do with Two Queen Bees in the Brood Nest?

Beekeeping can be difficult sometimes. No matter how long you have been doing it, problems will still come up. Bee hives only have one queen, so what happens if your hive somehow has two? Where did the two queen bees come from and what will Read More

The Dog Diet Answer Book
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Home Cooking for Your Dog: A Low-Fat Starter Recipe

Author and veterinarian, Dr. Greg Martinez DVM, first started cooking for his pets as a way to introduce healthful ingredients and to help clients who had dogs with health problems. He wanted to find a more economical dog food for clients Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Prune Evergreen Trees in Early Spring

Early spring can bring with it a rush of activity in the garden, preparing for the season’s approaching warmth and new growth, and it can be easy to focus only on the new sprouts, shoots, and blossoms out there. Authors Liz Ball and George Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How to Grow a Crystal Garden at Home

Learn how to make your own crystal garden using just a few common materials (and some safety goggles), thanks to the Mother Earth News Almanac. Wear safety goggles. Get yourself a brick, cover with a cloth—so the fragments won’t Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

The Anatomy of She Sheds

The men have their man caves, and now you can have your very own she shed! In the last few years, she sheds have been popping up in backyards around the world. They are functional spaces for women to getaway and have some time to Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

9 Bird Friendly Landscape Tips for Southern Gardens

Much of the South enjoys an extended growing season thanks to warm temperatures and rich growing conditions. This also means that the nesting season for birds can be extended. Here are some tips and plant suggestions for making your Read More