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Raising Baby Chicks:  Week One

Raising Baby Chicks: Week One

It's now been almost two weeks since I brought home two baby chicks. Since then, I've added two more. I wanted to be sure that all were surviving under my care before I started writing about this experience. I'm happy to report they are thriving and ... >

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Garden Shed Dreams

Garden Shed Dreams

A roofed, walled structure that would allow me to store tools safely and conveniently, overwinter large potted plants safely from the heavy Colorado snowfall, and stock gardening materials and supplies would be ideal. If it were charming, a little bit rustic, and provided a sheltered, shady spot to rest and plan ... well now, that would be especially wonderful. >

 

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Fresh-Brewed Ginger Tea

Fresh-Brewed Ginger Tea

These cold winter days have brought on a yearning for some fresh-brewed ginger tea. I'd like to make it up right here at home to enjoy after a cold day on the slopes, after shoveling snow, or simply to soothe and relax anytime. This perfect recipe creates a ginger paste that can be dissolved to make the tea, is delicious, keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks, and can be easily taken along on outdoor treks to enjoy where ever hot water can be found. >Read more