In the Garden

5 Ways to Create an Eco- and Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Alright, so veggie gardens. Veggie plants have flowers…they need pollinators, so how do you get even more of them coming to your garden than usual? You invite them! No, this does not require printing invitations or licking envelopes and stamps…but it does require bright colors, flowers, and efficient yet safe pesticide and pesticide-use. Here are… Continue reading 5 Ways to Create an Eco- and Pollinator-Friendly Garden

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5 Ways to Use Yard Waste to Improve and Beautify Your Garden

As you may have figured out from some of my previous posts, I LOVE to garden. I wouldn’t say that I am a professional, but I am all about learning and improving what I do. I have a mix of veggie and flower/herb gardens. As you also may know from posts such as my “Fun-Day Friday”… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Yard Waste to Improve and Beautify Your Garden

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An Encouraging Book-Pairing: “The Secret Garden” & “As a Man Thinketh”

If you’re looking for a few good and encouraging books to read this summer, I have a great pair for you: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.They’re the perfect mixture of fiction and non-fiction/self-improvement reading. The Secret Garden has been on my to-read list for a… Continue reading An Encouraging Book-Pairing: “The Secret Garden” & “As a Man Thinketh”

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Cook’n’Craft Sunday: All-Veggie Vegetarian Spaghetti

This is absolutely one of my favorite meals to have for dinner…and although it says “vegetarian” in the title, it can also be pretty flexible. You can add things like shredded chicken or beef to the sauce if you prefer a little meaty protein in your meals. For this recipe, I use an FANTASTIC tool… Continue reading Cook’n’Craft Sunday: All-Veggie Vegetarian Spaghetti

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Monday Munchies: From the Garden Italian Grilled Chicken Salad

Sometimes you just crave a nice, hardy, fresh, salad…not just rabbit food, but something healthy & hardy. This is a GREAT salad recipe…and if you have a food garden you can get a lot of the ingredients straight from your harvest. Ingredients you’ll need: 2 cups cut lettuce (mine was heirloom slobolt lettuce from my… Continue reading Monday Munchies: From the Garden Italian Grilled Chicken Salad

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10 Tips to Gardening on a Budget

Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies and often is a form of de-stressing “therapy” for me. The downside? Around this time of year it can be very expensive…so, for someone on a strict budget, how can you manage you hobby without burying your budget? There are All Sorts of Ways: 1.Plan your garden ahead of time.… Continue reading 10 Tips to Gardening on a Budget