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Putting The Chickens to Work with Composting!

Putting The Chickens to Work with Composting!

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Composting is one of the easiest things you can do with your vegetable scraps, newspapers, grass clippings, etc. Whenever I scoop out the pine shavings from my chicken coop, I add those to the compost bin also. Read the rest of this entry

Making a Workbench into a Gardening Table

Making a Workbench into a Gardening Table

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My father-in-law has several work benches in his garage and I had been eyeballing this one as we began our clean-out of their home. The empty space under the deck stairs was where I had decided to put the potting table after I gave it a little clean-up. Underneath the bench was covered in spider webs and eggs with MILLIONS of baby spiders in them, which the HH, thankfully, took care of. Read the rest of this entry

wordless wednesday….colorado colors

wordless wednesday….colorado colors

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Horsing Around

Horsing Around

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During the month of July, Ellington Agriculture center has hosted events so that kids can see different farm animals. This past Saturday the event was called “horsing around”. Despite the scorching heat, there was a great turnout for wagon rides and horse petting. Besides horses and mules, I was able to find a few surprises! Read the rest of this entry

Pica Dulce Hot and Sweet Sauce

Pica Dulce Hot and Sweet Sauce

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Now that we have fresh tomatoes coming in, the HH has been begging me to make Pica sauce. This is his favorite sauce and he puts it on everything from rice to eggs. The pica recipe was given to us by an old friend and it is super easy to make.  Read the rest of this entry

Garden Helpers…Chickens and Snakes

Garden Helpers…Chickens and Snakes
HEY, DO YOU NEED MY HELP?

HEY, DO YOU NEED MY HELP?

Recently, I decided to divide my hostas in my front landscaping and move them behind the chicken coop which is very shady. Since the chickens follow me everywhere I go, they watched me dig up hosta clumps and then followed me to the coop to replant. Read the rest of this entry