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They move in...

If you follow me on facebook, you probably noticed a few pictures I've posted of our recent "guests". They are gypsy moths (or the caterpillars that will turn into them) and they don't want to move out. Google says that BTK is "the thing"…
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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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Unbelievable Cinnamon Rolls

Unbelievable Cinnamon Rolls These are so incredibly good it's unbelievable! 1 teaspoon white sugar2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast1/2 cup warm water1/2 cup milk1/4 cup white sugar1/4 cup butter1 teaspoon salt2 eggs (, beaten)4 cups all-purpose…
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Pinterest Thursday : Decorating

I am a lousy decorator. I know what I like, but being able to create the look I want in my home has made it so that for too many year, the most decorating my homes have gotten is new shower curtains in cute or fun patterns. Like, I don't even…
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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…

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…

More on avoiding GMO

Some links updated May 17, 2012 to reflect new pages on the Seminis site. I get so many emails asking if XYZ company is "safe" or if some list from some person is accurate, and lots of other questions, I actually don't have time to answer…
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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…
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GMO Honey

Bees + GMO crops = GMO honey. I was thinking about this the other day and Google Alerts was so kind as to send me this. Honey that contains traces of pollen from genetically modified crops needs special authorization before it can be sold,…
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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.php But…
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Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon

Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon We couldn’t get enough of this. I baked these instead of grilling and they were divine. Can’t wait to try them on the grill. From Allrecipes. 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese (, shredded)4…