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Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

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All my herbs planted in a small portable container. Make cute signs for your planters by painting extra large craft sticks and 1 paint stick in an assortment of bright colors.  Attach large craft sticks to paint stick with Waterproof Sticky Ass Glue .  Add a cute saying and spray design with Thompsons Water Seal Multi-Surface Waterproofer clear spray.

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Obsession With The Rust

Obsession with the Rust - Old Rusty Farm Equipment Photography

Obsession With The Rust

Do you have an obsession with something? For me, I have an obsession with rust – something old, something rusty, something with history and a story. I find myself drawn to items that you can look at or picked up and imagine a person using. What was life like back at the time this item was used. The challenges the people faced? 

I focus on how time changes items and the steps the world has maybe made for the better, or for the worse. Depending how one looks at the item.

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Obsession with the Rust

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Creative Mode AV or A Exposed

Creative Mode AV or A Exposed – Aperture Priority Printable Photography Card

Creative Mode AV or A Exposed

Finally getting around to transferring files.  I created an entire set of photography cheat cards for the old site that I never got past posting anything after the second card. Cold Wisconsin winters are good for something!  Getting my act together. Let’s see if I can get past card #2 in the coming weeks. Creative mode AV or A Exposed will be the first lesson in a series. There will be a printable card for each lesson.
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0 In Planting Containers

Just Humming Along Wagon

Just Humming Along Flower Garden Planter - Feeding garden stations on wheels are so it is easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

Just Humming Along Wagon

Repurpose an old wagon into a hummingbird fiesta.


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Paint the wagon a bright, vivid red coloring and add flowers that hummingbirds enjoy. Here are 10 flowers to plant.

Feeding garden stations on wheels are so it is easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

 

 

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Morning Verglas Crystal Prints

0 In Food Prep/ From My Kitchen Recipes/ Nikki Lynn Design - The Midwest Life - Cook, Craft, Grow & Travel.

Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats - 15 minutes for a weeks worth of breakfast

Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats

Man is it cold out.  The rain is bone chilling.  I don’t even want to be outdoors and that is saying a lot, coming from me.

I decided last week to go back to making all our meals ahead of time.  It saves me time, energy and money. Today, was the perfect time to start! I’m sharing one of my husband’s favorite morning breakfasts. Pressure cooker blueberry oats.

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Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Dried Fruit Medley Recipe





Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Want to feed some picky eaters that normally don’t always come to the feeder? Make up this dried fruit medley bird food recipe.  Provide a separate tray of this speciality mix away from your main feeders to tempt some new guests.

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0 In Fresh From Garden Recipes/ From My Kitchen Recipes/ Gardening/ Nikki Lynn Design - The Midwest Life - Cook, Craft, Grow & Travel./ Side Dishes

Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Right now fresh ears of corn on the cob are plentiful in the grocery store and along roadside produce stands. The price is right, too. Under 25 cents a serving.  Can’t beat that.  Normally, that means we would be up for hosting a corn roast & flavored butter with drinks at our house.  Due to scheduling this year, that might not happen.
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Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The coopers hawk in my garden. The bird feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds and strike.  





Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The Coopers hawk in my garden, he enjoys parking himself on my deck rail or the neighbor’s fence and watching over the yard.  The backyard feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds eat their fill and then strike them in flight as they leave.

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