Simple Ways To Make A Summer Back Yard You Love!


 Make your Back Yard Work For You! Garden! Adding or improving a back yard garden is one the best ways you to make a back yard you actually love and want to be in. Many people have either not been taught the art of gardening or simply think it is beyond their skills. Put the […]

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Spring Planting Is Almost done!


Gardening as a Beginner As the wonderful readers here know this is my families second year gardening. Last year we did square foot gardening in raised beds and this year we are expanding to grow 3 times as much and in different ways. This was my last photo of some of our new garden beds: […]

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The Start To This Years Garden With Kids


  2015 Gardening with the Kids It is a beautiful and very wet April here in Georgia and we feeling a bit behind when it comes to gardening. One of the things that took us a while was finding the right spot to put in the new garden. Last year we did a few raised […]

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Why you should welcome a snake in your yard!


Snakes are so important to our environment and yet so few people understand why! Being part of the hobby farmer, micro farming, and chicken keeper community I often see photos of dead snakes shared. So many believe that the only good snake is a dead one. So many people are not educated on what an […]

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Almost Spring on our Micro-Farm


Our little adventure into farming practice this past year has been fantastic. So much so that this spring we find ourselves with too many beautiful roosters! Loving our farming community here I am happy to let these boys go for free. (I am sure our neighbors appreciate this as well!) The top right Rooster is […]

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Helping Children See the Importance of Shopping Local

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 Be the Change You Want To See In the World! One of the things my family is doing on our greener living path is to work on sustainability, hobby farming with chickens and gardens. We are trying to learn all we can and develop experience for the years to come when my husband retires from […]

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Going Green – Composting Chicken Poo


Raising Back Yard Chickens to live more Green! In our efforts to live more eco-friendly and sustainable we dove into raising back yard chickens this year. It has been a great adventure. While our chickens have been giving us beautiful eggs, they have also been giving us a lot of poo! Keeping poo in their […]

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Practicing for Sustainable and Living Green – Update

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StormBaby (age 6) in her play dress out taking care of the chickens and so excited about the first Olive Egg! Can we manage sustainable living someday? In our effort to live more green and someday be more sustainable and possibly even give energy back to the grid we have been trying a lot of […]

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Setting up the Fall Square Foot Gardens


      While we have still hit the high 90’s the last few weeks in the temps, this week is low 80’s and beautiful. It is a reminder that Fall is coming. We have been tending our raised square foot gardens and planning for what will come out and what will go in. We […]

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DIY: Square Foot Gardening


Our Square Foot Garden 2 Weeks ago we decided to tackle our first square foot garden! Cost: About $60 for wood, string, soil, and plants We already had on hand the news paper for layering and we had natural non-toxic wood treatment.  The basics are simple, 4 boards put together to make 4 internal feet […]

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