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August 2014 Blog Posts (6)

My Small Contribution To Feeding Families

When I had recently retired, I wanted something to do that would help women with low incomes to feed their families with good food for the least amount of money possible.  My first try was to buy plots in our community garden for low income women to grow their own.  It was a disastrous failure.  I had to rethink how to proceed.  It would seem that the younger generations of today had not grown up with a tradition of gardening.  I would have to start from square one and I was not sure I…

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Added by Marilyn Joan Warren on August 26, 2014 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Basics of Square Foot Gardening

Originally shared at Back to the Basics

I was given the out-of-this-world opportunity to try a 4X4 raised-bed garden from Garden In Minutes...But before I get to that I thought I'd share what I've learned about square foot gardening.  After all, education is KEY for a successful organic…

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Added by Marianne Smith on August 19, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

AMARANTH and More!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics…

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Added by Marianne Smith on August 13, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

Lucy and the Apple Press

            Lucy the Cat enjoys her role as supervisor. She loves to climb ladders, to sit in the driver’s seat of vehicles, to poke at eggs and other fragile objects resting on the table, and to demand attention whenever we have company. This week, she was totally engaged in  apple harvest and pressing.

 

Apple Harvest is a two part project. First, we took our ancient, wobbly wheelbarrow two blocks down the street to an old apple tree in the front yard of a shabby vacant…

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Added by Charlyn on August 12, 2014 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

Good Garden Twine

If you're looking for a good garden twine, look no further. This is simply hemp twine that I soaked in melted beeswax to coat the twine. The hemp is strong and durable and the beeswax helps keep it that way as well as help keep your knots in place.…

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Added by Carl Bartelt on August 11, 2014 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

Classy Interior Decorating that Stays in Style

Interior decorating is a task that all home owners face whether they love it or hate it.  There are many people who hate the idea of decorating their homes because they do not have a decorating eye, it can get expensive, or they just do not have the time to keep up with all the trends that change on a pretty regular basis.  It tends to get quite frustrating for home owners who just finish furnishing and decorating their homes only to be told that the décor they have chosen is out of style…

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Added by ginne ulah on August 5, 2014 at 11:34pm — No Comments

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