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    Buying Better Coffee

    So, I'm a huge coffee drinker. I drink maybe a pot a day, and as a writer that probably means that I drink much less than other people do... but it's ...

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    The Joy of Raising Chickens

    Well, I'm going to diverge from my series on having an Eco-Friendly holiday for this post, because it's something that's been on my mind a lot lately....

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    Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday: Beer!

    Keeping with the spirit of organic booze for the holidays, let's take a moment to give due respect to the beautifully crafted, delicious organic beers...

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    Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday: Wine!

    What makes the holidays more enjoyable than a glass of good wine with dinner? And before dinner? And after dinner? And maybe after, after dinner? T...

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    Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday: Turkey!

    With Thanksgiving coming up, it's important to take a few minutes to think about how we can all be a little more environmentally friendly during the h...

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    Hurry and Plant Garlic!

    Soon, it's going to be too late to start popping your fall garlic into the ground. In some parts of the country, it's way past that time of year. Howe...

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    Don't Forget the Herbs!

    With the weather turning, a lot of people are reluctantly pulling up the remnants of their gardens, forlorn and depressed over another growing season ...

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    Keeping Garden Pests Away

    Some gardeners use mothballs in the landscape to deter squirrels, chipmunks, mice, snakes, and other critters. This practice is an illegal use of a re...

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    Treating Blossom End Rot

    With large quantities of rain followed by a general lack of rain, many tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are likely to developed blossom end rot. This ...

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    Hand-Made Tins

    For as long as I have known him, my metal shop teacher likes to give speeches about the lost respect for craftsmanship. To a certain extent he his cor...

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