Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cook Up Some Hot Cross Buns

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! – Traditional nursery rhyme. The Easter season is loaded with traditions. Although a religious holiday, many secular observances are now commonplace: colored eggs, baskets full of candy, parades and bonnets. One of … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens: The Egg Eater

I have a new chicken. When I dropped by my brother’s place last weekend, this caged and cranky bird was waiting for me in the driveway. It only took a moment for me to see why she had been removed … Continue reading

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Create a Cold Frame for Your Garden

Spring can’t get here soon enough. Garden planned, seeds purchased and a trowel at the ready. Waiting for that frost date to arrive is an exercise in patience. Sudden temperature swings in the North Carolina piedmont are not uncommon and … Continue reading

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How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover

Four-leaf clovers are an accepted symbol of good luck around the world throughout the year. But the four-leaf clover’s association with Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day is steeped in rich tradition. How much do you know about the legend of this uncommon clover? Check … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Moles

Strolling across your lush, manicured lawn, something isn’t quite right. As you process the strange raised trails that now crisscross the canvas of green, your next step tells the tale. Your foot sinks into the turf and your heart sinks … Continue reading

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