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Keeping Chickens for Beginners

I am so impatient to start building up the farm part of our farm. A small part of that is because I know that we have a whole lot of work to do, and a very short season to do it in. What I can do for now, is learn. Pouring over websites and…

Alberta Gardening Calender

The wait for spring becomes almost a living thing for those of us in this climate. We dread the return of mud, but the return of green growing things and sunshine is too palatable to really be bothered by mud that much. We'll complain about…
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Dream Garden – Grow Write Guild #2

What do you picture when you hear the question "what is your dream garden"? What does the area grow, vegetables, flowers, trees, bushes? Is it tame or wild?Today's GWG prompt is "Describe your fantasy garden". If you'd asked me this 20,…
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Chickens in 2020

2005 was the last time we had chickens, eek!My middle son was a year old, and my youngest hadn't been born. He's never held a chick before. *hangs head* I failed as a parent.2020 will remedy that, finally. At least they're past the…
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Years of our lives

That moment when you realize it was 2014 when you posted last, and it's somehow now 2017.... How did that happen? Looking back over all the year's posts, my poor garden blog went from frequent excited posts to sporadic random recipes and "want…
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Compost that scrap – or regrow it?

If you're tossing all your scraps into your compost pile, read this before you toss any more! Here's some of my favourite things to regrow, though many more plants can be regrown. PotatoesRomaine Lettuce & CabbageCelery Celery…
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Raised bed & tub gardening

What a difference a thousand miles makes. In Oregon, the garden (and weeds) was growing like crazy by the end of May; here in Alberta it's only just warmed up enough to take a chance at planting outside. We were too busy this year to start seeds…
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Pinterest Thursday

Pinterest has fast become the go-to place for ideas and inspiration. We're building a house and will have a large garden next year, so most of my pins are garden and house design! My top picks for this week from my Gardening Board So I can plan…

Well, maybe 2013?

7 flats of dead starts later, the garden won't be what my inlaws or I had hoped. Live and learn! Communication was the main problem, everyone thought someone else was going to take care of them, so they froze... then got sunburnt :( Poor little…
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Chickens!

"A chicken in every pot" - 1928 Rep. Party campaign slogan "Don't have a pot to put it in" - 1928 Dem. Party response slogan It's time to get back to more regular posting! There's been so much going on that I haven't had the brain power to formulate…
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How To Turn a Shed into a Garden Kitchen

This is a guest post from Tiger Sheds. Summer brings blooming flowers, sunny days, and warm weather to backyards around the world. Entertaining guests or neighbours in the yard is a pleasant alternative to eating indoors, but it can be difficult…
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In the zone

Here's a clue (less of a clue and more an obvious answer, thanks to some paperwork being finalized) where I'm going to be gardening at next spring: http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-alberta-plant-zone-hardiness-map.phpBut according…