DIY LINKY 6/27

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Home Farm Deals and Neat Stuff

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Wherein I link to sales, deals, and neat stuff in the realm of gardening, sustainable living, and the like I’ve found on the web this week. Made in the USA pottery is hard to find. Love Emerson Creek. Their ceramic iced tea pitchers and appetizer plates are on sale through the Fourth of July. Beautiful […]

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Lemon Poppyseed Buttermilk Pancakes

Breakfast

I could eat the same thing for breakfast day in and day out, but my kids like for me to mix things up. Sometimes I grumble a bit about this, but I hunt around and find a new recipe or make something up and then, I confess, I enjoy it, too. A lot. This is […]

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DIY LINKY 6/20

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How We Liked the New Nest Box

Barnyard

What is that thing? What are you doing in there? We all must know. Move over. Hasn’t killed anybody yet. Must check it out. OK, enough of the chicken POV. Initially, things looked promising. They were curious about the new box and kicked the tires around for a few hours, so to speak. When it […]

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Easy Fruiting Ivy Substitute

Garden

I planted these muscadines a few years ago for the photo shoot for our book, Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living.  I haven’t touched them since.  I mean, I haven’t pruned, watered, weeded, nothing…ever.  They’re one of the few plants from that photo shoot that survived.  The goats […]

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Roll-Out Nesting Box

Barnyard

Chicken Time-Out wasn’t much of a success. First, there’s the problem of having to catch an angry chicken first thing every morning. No amount of coffee can prepare me for that. Second, I think there may be another culprit. My smartypants Rhode Island Red laid an egg on the top shelf of the coop yesterday […]

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Home Farm Deals and Neat Stuff

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A handful of home farm staples, treats, and neat stuff I’ve run across in my travels across the web this week.I have a giant soft spot for this slouchy, feminine style from the 20′s and 30′s. It makes me think of those cozy English mysteries on PBS I love so much. With 22 patterns to […]

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DIY LINKY 6/13

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Asparagus Murder

Garden

My landscape guy cleaned out my asparagus beds.   Considering the below picture more closely resembles my bed last year…. It’s a bit of a travesty.  See below. I think two out of six mature plants survived.  They used to run in a hedge the length of my fence.  I’ve had them longer than two […]

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