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Small Footprint, Big Yield: Create an Easy Micro Organic Urban Garden Today! April 28, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton There are two things urban gardeners are short on: space and time. The Urban Garden, brainchild of Bill Arquitt, resolves both of these issues, making it efficient and simple to plant a vegetable garden with up to 55 plants in a 3-foot deep by 4-foot wide footprint. The contained six level tiered system is nearly maintenance-free, eliminating heavy weeding, and its northwestern cedar construction renders it naturally bug repellent. s Homemade Soap Recipe by Robert Wayne Atkins Grandpappy's Homemade Soap Recipe Copyright © 2007,2008 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All rights reserved and all rights protected under international copyright law.

Color Palette Generator Color Palette Generator #ffeeff #ffccdd #eeaaaa It’s Molting Time Again For Chicken Keepers In The Northern Hemisphere « Chicken Keeping Secrets – How To Keep Chickens At Home Well, for many of us it’s that time of year again; molting time. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how your flocks are suddenly dropping their feathers and you’re concerned. Because we have so many new chicken farmers joining us each month, I thought it would valuable to review the molting process Let’s start with the basics; molting is the process of feather loss and re-growth. It is a normal, natural and beneficial process. A hen that has molted is hardier and not as prone to disease.

Designing Your Ideal Homestead by Fred Wilson A homestead is neither a farm, nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is basically nothing more than a suburban house plunked down on a larger lot, and any outdoor design will be largely concerned with landscaping, with appearances. A farm, on the other hand, is more like an industrial complex. Depending on its type, it will involve several or even many buildings-it must make accommodations for the passage and maneuvering of very large equipment and the handling and storage of many tons of products that might range from seed and fertilizer to hay and grain to milk or meat. Apartment Gardening: Turn a Filing Cabinet Into a Planter Yes you can have a garden, even in an urban home. No yard is no excuse. "Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home" is what every city-dweller with a green thumb needs. Author Amy Pennington explains how to make recycled planters from everything -- wine boxes to milk crates.

7 Ways to Have More by Owning Less by Maria Popova Inconspicuous consumption, or what lunching ladies have to do with social web karma. Stuff. Small Spaces Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. Poultry diseases based on symptoms En Español | Need More Information? | RSS Feeds | Share This! Poultry Production in Mississippi

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