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The Joy of Mowing: Wild herbs in the Yard

By Denise

As strange as it may seem, I enjoy mowing. And it’s a good thing since I mow about five acres. People ask my why I mow as much as I do and its really quite simple. Living near the Conewango Creek you get snakes and river rats if you don’t make a lot of noise […]

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Growing Gourds: Gourd Crafting and Gourd Tips

By Denise

This year’s gourd crop has been a challenge. We started out in my zone 5 growing zone with a dry warm April and went into a wet cold May. June seems to be improving but so far my gardens have been challenged with the weather. I have been saved with cold frames, hot beds and […]

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Frugal Gardening: Estate Sale leads to Gourd crafting find

By Denise

This weekend there was an estate sale of one of our more famous citizens, Leroy Schneck. Leroy owned and operated the local radio station for many years and always had an interesting story to tell.   As I expected the estate sale was amazing. In the back garage were many of the gourds that his […]

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Chinese Lantern Plant – Perennial used for Gardens and Crafting

By Denise

The Chinese Lantern plant is most commonly known for its use as a dried flower in fall arrangements. They last for a long time once dried and look great in bouquets and on wreaths. One use that many people do not know of is that the orange berry inside the orange lantern shaped flower makes […]

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