Avoid the ladybug industry and cultivate a garden that welcomes them and encourages them to hang out.
Lately, Salome’s fence-top salutations had also diverged from “Hi, howya doin’” to “Hey, want a date?”
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What’s the last present that brought you unlimited joy? Two weeks before Christmas, Russ and I climbed into the zombie truck and took a ride to Bishop, California. We aired up the tires, stashed emergency items under the seats, and told people where we were going. A big storm was predicted for that weekend, clogging... Continue Reading →
Have you ever had a task you needed to do? And the more you put it off, the more it caused anxiety? Then months pass and you still haven’t done it? For me, that’s writing a blog post. I write almost daily, whether for Countryside or Backyard Poultry Magazines or one of my books. But... Continue Reading →
What are GMOs? Are you avoiding them because someone said they’re bad, or do you actually know what they entail? The Issue of Misinformation Did you know you can now buy GMO-free hummus? When I saw the ad, I gave my husband a funny look. “Does hummus even contain GMO products?” I’ve written articles on... Continue Reading →
This recipe came about when I was living off food storage for a month in order to get material for magazine articles. By day 15, all the store-bought bread, milk, and butter were long gone. Eggs would be, as well, if I didn’t have chickens roaming my backyard. I needed bread for quick sandwiches to... Continue Reading →