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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