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Fields of Sandhill Cranes

Fields of Sandhill Cranes

Fields of Sandhill Cranes and a Stop at the Swamp

Today my daughter and I took a drive to try and find a piece of property I have been wanting to visit.  This piece of property that was looking for was swampland with public hunting grounds and was where my uncles and grandfather used to hunt during the fall.  It was a beautiful country drive with views of fields of sandhill cranes.
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Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Spice Bars With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Today, my home has the wonderful aroma of pumpkin spice from this super simple recipe for pumpkin spice bars. Moist, pumpkin bars with vanilla cream cheese frosting with my morning coffee.  Oh, yes…please.
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Slay Slugs and Snails

Slay Slugs and Snails

Slay Slugs and Snails

At some point, you will have to contend with slugs in your vegetable garden and flower gardens.  Use this simple trick to slay slugs and snails on your container plantings and if you already have an infestation try this homemade recipe on your hostas and flowers.

Still having issues with slugs and snails?  My number one go to store bought product read about it.

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Fall Lawn Aerating Promotes Greener Lawns

Fall Lawn Aerating Promotes Greener Lawns

Fall Lawn Aerating Promotes Greener Lawns

Want to complement your flower garden next year? A lively and healthy yard is one way to do this. A green lawn starts in the fall. One of the ways you can achieve a lush, healthy, carpet of green grass for next year is to aerate your lawn this fall. Because fall lawn aerating promotes greener lawns.
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Vivid Tea Kettle

Vivid Tea Kettle Garden Planting Container

Vivid Tea Kettle

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If you can find a tea kettle with a handle they look mighty sweet hanging on garden posts, decks, and fences. Plant flowers of the opposite side of the color wheel as the teapot’s color.  This makes a BOLD visual statement in a flower garden.



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Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use these tips to use less soil in your planting containers. We all have those x-large outdoor pots that need to be filled with soil for holding beautiful flower arrangements, herbs and produce.  Over the years I have used several items to serve this purpose.  Some were excellent choices and some, poor choices.

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Dried Flower Potpourri

Dried flower potpourri

Dried Flower Potpourri

Dried flower potpourri dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who incorporated it as part of their royal rituals.  Today, the art of drying florals is making a come back and are included in potpourri, sachets and blended with fragrant and richly scented essential oils.
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Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans

Oh Husband I Need Your Jeans Recycling Jeans in the Garden as Planter

Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans

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When your husbands work jeans have seen better days – give them a new use for a season.

Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans
Directions
• Stuff the legs of the pants with plastic grocery bags
• Stick containers into the waistband (two are shown)

Yep That’s It
Couldn’t get any easier…but it is so stinkin’ cute. Be prepared for plenty of compliments.



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Achillea

Achillea or Yarrow Flowers


Achillea

Achillea or better known as yarrow is one of the flowers that I grow in my flower garden for cutting purposes. There are over 1000 varieties of this beauty.  The plants range from small border type plants to giant, show-stopping backdrops.
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Eastern American Toad Thrilling Video

The Eastern American Toad thrilling video – (thrilling) is the sound they make. The thrilling sound can last for up to 30 seconds at a time and you normally hear them in May in Wisconsin.

Currently, this is what the little pond down the street from me sounds like. The video contains one image of the toad so you know what critter to look for and the audio sound – so you too, can identify the thrilling sound the Eastern American Toad makes.

PS – Yes, the name of the sound they make is called thrilling 🙂

Additional Videos:
What the Red Tailed Hawk Looks & Sounds Like

Sound the Wood Frog Makes
The Sound of the Catbird