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Yard And Garden

Flowers

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All About Maidenhair Ferns

Ferns are now still as trendy as ever before. Since Victorian times they’ve been used for the nice and exotic looking houseplants they are, displayed either by themselves or inside a terrarium or greenhouse, where the environment can be made most appropriate to raise these plants.This one is very common. Probably because of how easy and fast it grows, for it sprouts ...

Ricardo Elisiário | Jul 17, 2019

Lawn Care

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Fall Has Come

October is nearly over, and so is the growing season. We have yet to do a fall/winter garden.We do have plans to set up cold frames and have a go at it. But not this year. So, this last week, we began the 'bedding down' of many things around the farm.The last of the garden produce was harvested before frost. I had a few banana peppers left on the vines, a couple of fall squash, ...

Leah | Oct 25, 2018

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Machinery

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Old Time Threshing

I don't think much about modern equipment. I mean, I'm pretty much surrounded by modern stuff all day, every day. Given enough time, what I use today will be replaced with something more modern.At times I stop and think about how far we've all come. At some point, what is old was at one time the modern thing to use. I don't always think of that, especially when the item in question ...

Mel Boone | Aug 9, 2019

Projects

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Meanwhile, Back on the Farm…

Things have been busy on Old Home Farm. Two sets of twin lambs were born last week. Mothers and babies are doing fine. I learned my lesson from last fall, and gave the mothers plenty of time to bond with the new arrivals. So far I have one ewe and three rams. Evie has yet to lamb (she's always late at everything), so I'm hoping for a couple of more ewes from her.We've also been ...

Leah | May 9, 2018

Structures

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The Treasure of Grandchildren

Dear friends!It was a Friday evening, and we were more than excited while waiting for our two grandchildren to come. Katie, 18, just graduated from high school; and Caleb, 16, will be a junior this fall. How brave of them to take a 10-hour trip with our country home as their destination. They were a little late, and we were afraid that if they didn't arrive soon, they might get ...

Mary Conley | Aug 8, 2014

Trees And Shrubs

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Trees and Shrubs for the Winter Landscape

In areas of North America that experience seasonal changes, the winter garden can be drab and dreary, with brown grass and mud, snow that eventually becomes dingy and gray, and bare limbs on trees and shrubs — all framed by a dull sky. It's enough to make a gardener want to hibernate. Luckily, there are some ornamental plants that bring gorgeous color to the winter ...

Jean Fritz | Sep 28, 2018

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