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Gardening
Gardening

Grow Your Own Pizza Herb Garden

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cheese-only fan, a pesto-instead-of-tomato-sauce person, a deep-dish lover, an acolyte of thin crusts, or even living on the edge with (gasp!) calzones: pizza is part of your world. The unifying element of Read More

chicken flock language
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Learn to Speak Chicken Like Part of the Flock

People who don’t have chickens tend to think the only sound they make is that of a rooster crowing. Nothing could be further from the truth! Chickens have a language all their own, which they use quite often. In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Read More

Sustainable systems, like this old-growth forest, are self-perpetuating sponges. They are built to capture and hold onto sunlight and water. Nutrients are continually recycled between the active soil ecosystem below ground and the productive forest above ground, maintaining a productive, layered, and diverse forest ecosystem.
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

The Philosophy of the Soil Sponge

Learning about soil health can be like cannon-balling into the deep end of a pool: there’s a lot to learn, and the details can get complex very fast. You know you need to care for your soil, but how do you know where to begin? Elizabeth Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Living with a Rooster: What to Expect

Like nearly every farming decision, deciding to add a rooster to your flock requires researched and informed consideration. If you’ve never had a rooster in your flock, you’ll find the dynamics change with a rooster in the mix. Hens that Read More

Drying rack parts laid out and labeled.
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

DIY Solar Drying Rack

Whether you live in a sunny, hot climate, or a slightly cooler area, you can dry your own fruits and vegetables without expensive, complicated appliances. Building a drying rack is easier than you may think. Below are all the tools, Read More

Larkspur are tall, with flowers blooming along half of the stem.
Gardening
Gardening

3 Hardy Annual Flowers for Your Cut Garden

For those not in the know, a cut garden (also called a cut patch) is a plot of your garden used specially to grow flowers you plan to cut and arrange. They're often beautiful annuals used to decorate your home, a gift for your mom, or even Read More

Three wine bottles on their side in a stand, filled with cactus and succulents.
Gardening
Gardening

Up-cycling Wine Bottles in the Garden

Cacti and succulents are great plants for just about any type of environment and container. One receptacle you might not have thought to put plants in are old wine bottles! If your recycling is filling up, don’t worry, we have a project for Read More

A male Western Bluebird perched on a branch.
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Bring Bluebirds to your Backyard

There are three different species of Bluebirds. The Eastern Bluebirds reside mostly in places on the east coast and spreading to the west, the Western Bluebirds reside on the west coast and down into Mexico, and the Mountain Bluebirds Read More

garden microgreens indoor kitchen gardening
Gardening
Gardening

Find Your Indoor Kitchen Garden

Take what you know about growing your garden (such as: start in the spring; tend in the summer; harvest in the fall) and set that aside—because Indoor Kitchen Gardening is here with easy tips for growing herbs, greens, and other garden Read More

feeder
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Fill Your Yard with Beautiful Finches

Goldfinches bring merry darts of lemon yellow and bright gold to bird feeders in many regions of the US and the United Kingdom, making it one of the best-loved and most familiar visitors year-round. Michael Berger offers us a way to further Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

What’s Your She Shed Style?

How do you know if a she shed is right for you? Here’s a question that might help you decide: would you like to have a space just for you, a place to create, garden, play music, work, gather, practice yoga, read, and simply feel Read More

A wide view of a box with succulents and safari animals in it.
Gardening
Gardening

Kids Project! Succulent African Safari Garden

Activating a child’s creative side is important, and this fun outdoor project will do just that! It will also get children to interact with nature and learn about some new plants. This project is a simple, 5-step Safari Garden. Kids can be Read More