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Banish Fruit Flies, Naturally!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 20, 2014

Ugh, fruit flies. No one wants to see a little cloud of insects hovering around the kitchen, darting in and out of the garbage, or making merry in the compost. Yet, even in a clean...


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Ugh, What Happened to the Compost?!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 19, 2014

Ah, compost. That rich, earthy smell, those happy worms, those organic materials breaking down to provide fantastic soil for nourishing your garden. You just want to stick your hands...


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Duck, Duck, GOOSE! Raising Waterfowl

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 19, 2014

Whether you want eggs, meat, a friendly face, or a guardian animal, ducks and geese are a great choice if you want to think beyond chickens. These personable, active birds are a fantastic...


Concentrate on Saving Resources!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 18, 2014

Unless you're lucky enough to have a cleaning service at your beck and call, cleaning is probably a fact of your daily life, from washing dishes to throwing a load of clothes in the...


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Measles Outbreaks Coast to Coast

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 17, 2014

Think of viruses like household pests: they creep in anywhere they sense a weak point in the defenses, and they'll happily settle in and spread if you don't get a firm hand on them....


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Gardeners, Start Your Seedlings

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 14, 2014

Spring is springing, y'all, and it's FINALLY time to start your seedlings for your Cleveland garden if you haven't already. You want to get things going as soon as possible so you can...


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Uses for Wood Chips

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 13, 2014

As I write this morning, the warm early March sun is beaming down and I can hear the sound of a neighbor's chainsaw busily at work a few acres away. While this weather might be deceptive,...


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Store Food Right!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 12, 2014

Growing and storing your own food is an excellent way to cut food costs and enjoy the bounty of spring and summer in the fall and winter, when your options might feel grim. Stocking...