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Grow Some Food!

Growing a vegetable garden in your own backyard provides food for the table, of course. But the ready availability to locally produced food is good for the environment as well, as long as you’re growing organically. And then there’s the soul soothing act of digging in the soil. Isn’t it time you grew some food?? See ALL of my garden posts here!

Vintage skills like food preservation, soap making, gardening, and even simple home cooking are seeing a resurgence as a new generation seeks the comfort of old-fashioned handmade living.

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How to Grow the Juiciest Watermelons for Summer

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Growing watermelon in a backyard garden can net delicious fruit for your summertime enjoyment. Plant a vine and harvest your own fruit!

Keeping Pesky Cats Out of Your Veggie Garden

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This fail-proof method for keeping cats out of the garden is an easy & low tech way to protect flower beds & vegetable gardens from felines.

How to Grow Rhubarb – the Plant that Keeps on Giving

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Growing rhubarb in the home garden offers an annual harvest from a pretty, somewhat tropical-looking perennial.

Gift in a Jar: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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These white chocolate chip cookies are layered in a jar with cranberries and walnuts for a delicious ready to bake treat! 

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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These garlic mashed potatoes made in the slow cooker are the perfect fix-and-forget side dish — and the perfect comfort food!