Monthly Archives: June 2015

Homemade Lemon Curd

Perhaps best known stateside as the filling used in lemon meringue pies, lemon curd originated in England as a spread for scones or crumpets served at afternoon tea. Made with lemon, sugar and eggs, the silky cousin to traditional custard … Continue reading

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How to Build a Chicken Coop

Raising backyard chickens is more popular than ever. Keeping chickens is a hobby that pays off in fertilizer, pest control, companionship, and, of course, fresh eggs. For those ready to take the plunge, it all starts with the right housing, … Continue reading

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Build a Cat Tree Using Real Tree Branches

My brother has an outdoor cat. A fourteen year old orange tabby, Pumpkin is an enormous, lovable beast who spends his days romping around the yard and surrounding woods, hunting small prey, visiting the neighbors, and climbing high into the … Continue reading

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5 Must-Have Herbs for Your Cocktail Garden

My garden is just about to pop, with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and other vegetables about to make their move from garden to table. I love the vegetable garden, and the hours spent tending to the crops are a summer-long … Continue reading

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Chicken-Keeping for Kids

Once relegated to farm life, many chickens have left country living behind, showing up in suburban backyards and even enjoying city life as coops spring up around every corner. The trend may have been built on the desire for fresh … Continue reading

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