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I’ve done some pretty stupid things in my lifetime. Honestly. A shocking amount. Cutting my bangs myself? Stupid. Trying to clean my stainless steel stove with a Junior SOS pad? Stupid. Scraping a chunk of that jelly-like skin off my cornea while applying eyeliner? Rather stupid. But I can say, without any hesitation that the stupidest thing I’ve ever done is ripping apart my entire backyard and redoing it all myself. (as explained in my post on the subject) I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever do anything like that again. Why will I never do it again? Because although I sometimes do stupid things, I’m not stupid. I will however continue to chop wood, grow my own vegetables, rescue feral cats and fix my own car. The money I save on these things I will use to pay someone to cut my bangs.

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Vegetable Garden Tips & Tricks.

  Welcome to my garden.  This post isn’t for you fancy people who buy your broccoli in the store like some sort of aristocrat.  It’s for the rest of us. The common folk who grow our own broccoli, realize it […]

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Tour my community garden with me.
2015

 Welcome to my Community Garden, year 2015.   Also welcome to my picture post.  The garden is so big and there’s so much to show and explain about it that I’m breaking it up into two posts. This first post […]

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The Best Homemade Flytrap.
And it probably isn’t the one you see all over Pinterest.

  When last we met we were discussing the merits of “the f word” and maggots.  Today I’m refining my language a bit. We’ll be speaking about rotting flesh. When I first discovered Flystrike on my chicken Cuddles my first […]

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Flystrike: a chicken killer.
Cuddles beats the odds again.

    My heart sank as soon as I opened up the coop doors to let everyone out for the morning.  Every morning the routine is the same and this morning was no different.  Wake up, pad downstairs, throw my […]

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Give your tomatoes a weave.
Pruning and supporting tomatoes.

Please enjoy this photo of me literally smiling up at nothing. I am not looking at anything or anyone. I am alone in my garden but wanted a photo of me with my tomatoes for the blog but when I […]

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Planting the Sweet Potato Slips

I kind of left you hanging there with the whole sweet potato slips thing.  Sorry about that but I was busy.  I couldn’t tell you what I was busy with, all I know is that “I was busy” is a […]

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Today we’re going to learn all about Asparagus. Boys versus Girls.

Asparagus!   I don’t mean to boast, (but really I do) but I have quite a knack when it comes to growing asparagus.  For those of you who don’t know, Asparagus is one of the very few perennial vegetables around. […]

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I’m a Jackass. No really. I am actually a Jackass.

How to make and use a DIY soil grader.   photo by Leo Muzzin DIY soil grader! What you need. A wood pallet with most of the wood removed. A couple of ropes. The ability to act like an Ass.  Or horse. […]

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Getting my mess of a community garden ready to roll.

  I’m spending this week getting my 20′ x 40′ garden plot ready.  20 feet x 40 feet doesn’t sound very big until you have to dig every inch of it up.  Then it’s big.  It’s very big.  Clown shoes big. […]

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Top 10 Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Mainly the greatest piece of advice you’re going to get from this post is that you do NOT Google “How to care for big hairy balls”. If you find that is all the advice you need for one day you’re free […]

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5 Trendy Vegetables to grow this year.

    Reisetomate Every year I devote a portion of my garden to weird stuff.  You know … warty tomatoes, tiny cucumbers, those astronaut pens that write even when they’re upside down. I also try to keep up with the […]

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Sow You Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’
An introduction to seed starting.

  a mini-workshop  sponsored by Join the fun and learn to start your own seedlings in this hour and a half long quick and dirty workshop.   Have you always wanted to start a vegetable or flower garden from seed […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.