Monthly Archives: May, 2013

March Against Monsanto in Eugene, Oregon May 25, 2013

March Against Monsanto May 25th, 2013 After the March Against Monsanto in Eugene on the 25th May, I decided it was time to put up a political post on my garden journal website.  Since I got so many really cool photos and videos, I couldn’t resist.   It’s no secret to my family and friends that
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Growing Potatoes in Straw

Straw Method for Growing Potatoes I’m trying something new this year with my potatoes.  I read in Backwoods Home Magazine, the Mar/Apr 2010 Issue #122, about growing potatoes in straw or hay instead of planting them in the ground, and I wanted to try it this year.   The straw method apparently produces more potatoes which
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Fencing out Chickens

Keeping Chickens out of the Garden This is a long overdue post that I had meant to get up last year, but as usual ran out of time and got preoccupied with a million other things.  If you have chickens in your yard then it’s a very relevant subject, and now that it’s planting season
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Cayenne Pepper Cold and Sore Throat Remedy

Cayenne Pepper Cold and Soar Throat Remedy My son had a very bad sore throat a couple weeks ago, and so I sat down and Googled sore throat remedies to try to find something that would help with the pain.  He could barely talk and was in a lot of discomfort.  I found quite a
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Mason Bees Post #2

Mason Bee Post #2 My first year’s experience with mason bees has been very interesting so far.   Within a week or so after I put them outside in their houses, the weather began to get very warm and dry, and before I knew it I was seeing a few bees flying in and out of
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