Monthly Archives: May 2012

Building a Raised Garden Bed

Feeding your family with fresh vegetables grown at home is a satisfying way to stay healthy and save money.  Designing your bed with the right materials will give you years of vigorous vegetable growth without additional inputs.  I was able … Continue reading

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Oxalis, a tart and tasty weed

You would have to be in the Artic to get away from Oxalis, there are over 850 varieties growing all around the world.  Oxalis is the largest genus in the wood-sorrel family.  Commonly called Oxalis, Sorrel or Sourgrass here in the … Continue reading

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Sassafras Tea, the Original Hillbilly Tonic

In the Virginia Colony of the 17th century, Sassafras was one of the major exported commodities to England.  The wood was prized for it’s beauty and durability and the roots had many medicinal uses.  Sir Walter Raleigh was the first … Continue reading

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Wild Grape Variety

Wild grapes come in many varieties at the 40 acre woods.  In late April the wild grapevines seem to be growing on everything.  Many are still blooming like the one pictured below growing on a fence. Soon after the first … Continue reading

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