Reverb 14: April Showers

April 14, 2014 by  
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April Showers Bring May Flowers | We’ve had a long,
wet, cold winter here and we’re ready for spring.  Show us a photo of
your “April showers” and tell us all about it.

The Polar Vortex passed.  We are in the midst of April showers.  Obviously,…

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Create Your Canning Calendar

April 8, 2014 by  
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Home canning and food preservation is a year ‘round adventure!  One of the many joys I receive from teaching classes throughout West Michigan is hearing from students, who after one[...]
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Promise

February 7, 2014 by  
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Photo by Mary Bortmas of Unforgettable Photos

Yesterday, I saw this photo posted on facebook
it’s eerie, like a long forgotten graveyard
and it says so much about how this winter feels
It has been particularly difficult
the brutality of the co…

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Review: Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent

November 14, 2013 by  
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I was contacted a couple of months ago by folks at Liquid Fence asking if I would be interested in trying out their Deer & Rabbit Repellent in my garden, and reviewing it. I am always interested in trying out organic pest control solutions (obviously…) so even though I am not in an area where […]

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Author of two books for Midwestern gardeners. Writer for About.com/TreeHugger/Planet Green/Organic Authority/Mother Earth News. Caffeine-powered.

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Steps in The Journey: A Backyard Garden

November 13, 2013 by  
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Chris and I have a dream life imagined
although I think our reasons are different
We’d like to be as self-sufficient as possible
we are practical enough to know that we cannot live completely off the grid
but every improvement we make here is with the…

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New eBook! Green Tomato Recipes

October 19, 2013 by  
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I am really excited to announce the release of my new ebook, Green Tomato Recipes: Four Timeless, Tasty Recipes, which is available now on Amazon! I pulled together a few of my favorite green tomato recipes, as well as several methods for ripening green tomatoes indoors, and collected them in this useful little booklet. Huge […]

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Author of two books for Midwestern gardeners. Writer for About.com/TreeHugger/Planet Green/Organic Authority/Mother Earth News. Caffeine-powered.

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October Garden

October 15, 2013 by  
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I love the garden at this time of year. It’s put in a full season of growing, blooming, and feeding us and the wildlife in my neighborhood. It’s on its last legs, so to speak, but it’s no less peaceful or beautiful to me than it was back in May, when everything was new. We’ve […]

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Author of two books for Midwestern gardeners. Writer for About.com/TreeHugger/Planet Green/Organic Authority/Mother Earth News. Caffeine-powered.

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5 Expert Tips on How to Prep Your Garden for Fall

September 17, 2013 by  
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As the leaves begin to fall and our plates pile up with more squash than berries, the time has come to consider putting your plants to bed. “Fall is not[...]

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Garden Planning and Planting

May 18, 2013 by  
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This weekend I am working in our vegetable and herb garden! This will be our fourth year with a garden, and I’m hoping this will be our best producing garden yet. Thanks to some advice from gardening friends and a very helpful book, “Carrots Love Tomatoes” by Louise Riotte, I planned it all out last [...]

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Selling Vintage Clothing and Handmade Craft Goodness on the interwebs, member of Handmade Detroit, blogging at rewarevintage.com/blog and handmadedetroit.com

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How to Reuse Tires in Your Garden

May 16, 2013 by  
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Rubber tires are the most difficult items to recycle and often end up in creeks, ditches or forest landfills across the country. Yes they can be recycled but sometimes there is a fee and if someone has several tires they might not want to pay this fee….

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