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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice!

Official pumpkin spice season might be limited to October, but I'm a big believer in stretching all that spicy goodness out as long as I can. Pumpkin spice flavored goodness may be a limited edition at certain retail outlets, but in my household, any day is a great...

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Kitchen Herb Garden Cold Remedies

When the cold bug hits a home, it's a bugger of a thing to fight and get on top off. There are numerous remedies and medications available at the local pharmacy. You can also find natural relief by making herb garden remedies right from the abundance in your backyard...

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Your Cold Climate Garden is Possible!

Have you ever wondered how people in Alaska or northern Canada garden? Isn't it cold all the time? Not quite! A cold climate garden is very possible and very rewarding. Gardeners in Zones 1, 2, 3, and 4 have all learned how to work with their climate and soil. They...

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How to Make Felted Acorns

Felted acorns are simply adorable! The tiny woolen acorns are very quick to create and also make lovely homemade gifts. With a cute acorn cap and a bit of wool, you can easily craft cute ornaments to use in fall or holiday decor, as gift tags, or as a beautiful...

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10 Best Garden Tools for Home Gardeners

Everyone looks for the best garden tools that help get the job done. Preferences aside, we can all agree that they need to have these three qualities. I have a favorite wheelbarrow that has traveled with me across the country. It has four wheels, so it's stable and...

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Keeping Chickens in Cold Climates

Raising chickens, whether egg layers or meat chickens, can be a challenge at times. Predators, sick animals, cleaning out the coops, or even just being home for feeding times can make life tough which is why you need solid chicken coop plans. Add freezing weather and...

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Fall Gardening – Without the Overwhelm

Do you think fall gardening is too much work? It doesn't have to be. Learn how to grow food for your family in the fall in any gardening zone. Let’s be honest, fall and winter gardening can be tough. When you need to plant your fall garden, you’re probably knee deep...

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Selecting Seeds for Your Fall Garden

Selecting seeds for your fall garden is the first step to a successful year-round garden. The growing season need not end with the Autumn harvest! With careful planning and succession sowing, a bountiful fall garden can extend harvests into winter, and planting of...

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Why We Homestead

At the very foundation of Rootsy is simple living and homesteading. We interviewed eight homesteaders around the United States who are striving for a simple life for various reasons. Maybe you're thinking about homesteading too. Read each of their stories and learn...

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