Monthly Archives: June 2014

How to Cold Brew Perfect Iced Coffee

Once the domain of caffeinated hipsters, iced coffee has hit the mainstream over the last few years and is available at coffee shops, fast food chains and the occasional gas station. So why is it so disappointing when you make … Continue reading

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Beneficial Bats

Bats are blood-sucking, disease ridden, winged rats, right? Perhaps it’s because they are creatures of the night or because of their literary connection to Dracula. Whatever the reason, bats have a reputation as something to be feared and reviled. Although … Continue reading

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How to Create a Toad House

Raking out the garden in the spring before planting often reveals land exploding with life. Toads, and plenty of them, ranging from tiny half-inchers to beefy, three-inch beasts, can find refuge in the damp leaves and detritus blanketing the ground. … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Pizza comes in many forms and flavors, but this homemade pizza comes straight from the garden. Even ingredients one might not normally associate with this favorite finger food find a home atop the flat pie. Broccoli, green beans, and zucchini work surprisingly well alongside … Continue reading

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Grow Award-Winning Roses at Home

Breeders from around the world invest countless hours on a quest to build a better rose. Established in 2007, The Biltmore International Rose Trials brings competitors together in Asheville, North Carolina to be judged in categories such as most fragrant, best climber, … Continue reading

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Housing Baby Chicks

For those new to raising backyard chickens or the seasoned keeper expanding the flock, starting with baby chicks is usually the most economical way to establish a happy, healthy and social flock. Some choose to hatch from eggs, while others … Continue reading

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How to Attract Owls to Your Yard

We often hear their voices calling across the night air. The soft “hoo” of the Great Horned Owl, the familiar “who cooks for you?” of the Barred Owl or the trilling whinny of the Eastern Screech Owl, all share our … Continue reading

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