For the Garden

How NOT To Make Comfrey Fertilizer

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This post originally had a different title. In the interest of full disclosure which is our informal policy here, after I actually made the fertilizer, I had to add the NOT. It all began well. I cut a lot of comfrey and packed it into a five-gallon bucket. I left it, covered in plastic, for […]

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5 Ways to Live Seasonally in June

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Farmer’s Markets are in full swing, mama animals are making tons of milk, and the produce in the garden is coming on faster than you can pick it.  Welcome to summer!  Well, technically, summer doesn’t start till June 20th, but the HEAT is already here in West Tennessee. So what can we do to live […]

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Easy-To-Make Bird Bath

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Providing a water source for wild birds is a simple proposition. Just set out a birdbath, right? But like a lot of things, especially when funds are limited, finding a birdbath that fits the bill isn’t as easy as it may seem. As I shopped around I began to feel like Goldilocks– This one’s too […]

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Building a Sawbuck

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After I built a sawbuck I was watching a movie.  In front of a remote woodland cabin in the Russian wilderness was a sawbuck.  I never would have noticed it before I had my own.  I’ll probably start seeing them everywhere now. It was the same when I built a beehive.  In every period film […]

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Trompe l’oeil Rain Barrel Tutorial

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I had a lot of options and a lot of ideas when it came to painting the seriously blue plastic barrel we were converting into a rain barrel. I thought of flowers or butterflies (or both), but when it was suggested I paint the thing to look like a barrel, well, that idea made a […]

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