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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

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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

shedstyle
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

This cat looks like it's ready to pounce.
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Top 10 Most Popular (and Cute!) Cat Breeds

We know cats have been around since the Egyptians, but may have been around even before that. Although we have had a long relationship with felines, it was not until recently that cat breeds came into light–most domestic cat breeds are less Read More

sheshed
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Bring Retreats to New Heights with She Sheds

Just in case you hear the word “shed” and think of a cramped, dark space relegated to rusty lawn tools and cardboard boxes, let us stop you right there. Thanks to Erika Kotite’s new book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, you now have every Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Get Planting with Sprouts of Your Own

Do you remember the first time you learned how to plant seeds? Chances are you learned with the help of an easy-to-do egg carton method, placing soil and a seed in each of the carton’s pockets. Use these simple materials to bring the fun Read More