April: National Garden Month
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April: National Garden Month

April: National Garden Month It would seem wrong not to post about National Garden Month on a blog devoted to cooking and gardening. Truth is, despite how much I love gardening, I just learned that April is  “National Garden Month” a little while ago. However, I can assure you that much of my focus this month has […]

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Creating Your Butterfly Garden

Creating Your Butterfly Garden Soon after purchasing our home, I set out to establish a butterfly habitat. To create a healthy attractive place for them, I followed some basic guidelines. First, I selected a sunny location that is visible for our enjoyment. The amount of sunshine is important because butterflies are cold blooded and are most […]

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Reclaimed Milk Cans

Reclaimed Milk Cans When my grandmother passed away, she left behind an estate filled with interesting things. The property had previously used as a dairy farm and contained a number of old farm implements along with some rusty milk cans. When no one else requested the milk cans, my husband and I brought them home. They sat in […]

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Garden Remodeling

Garden Remodeling When we first moved into our home, the existing gardens were in need of significant TLC. And, so it began. Every step I took to bring the gardens back to life led to another step. At this point they bear little resemblance to their former selves. The garden I worked on today, in […]

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Fish Tank Progression

Fish Tank Progression After being without a fish tank for ten years, I decided it was time to resume my fish keeping hobby. You may have read my previous post about my tank that illustrated how my husband and I built a stand for my new 29 gallon tank. I want to share my fish […]

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Fish Tank Stand Entry Table
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Fish Tank Stand Entry Table

Fish Tank Stand Entry Table I recently decided that I wanted to resume my past hobby of keeping fish, something I haven’t done in over 10 years. In my mind this seemed like a pretty simple undertaking. Buy a tank, add a filter and heater, and stock it with fish. Right? Well it all seemed […]

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Whiskey Barrel Planter
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Whiskey Barrel Planter

Whiskey Barrel Planter One of the things that you will learn if you read my blog regularly is that I am often the designer of the featured projects, and my husband is the builder. This whiskey barrel planter project was no exception. When we visited one of our favorite vineyards last year I commented as to […]

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Rustic Garden Planter
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Rustic Garden Planter

Rustic Garden Planter My husband decided that he wanted to grow more vegetables close to our kitchen this summer (despite having a garden plenty large enough for two). I quickly began researching design ideas on Pinterest and provided my husband with multiple designs for a rustic garden planter that I fancied. He combined my ideas […]

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