3 Ideas to Keep the Bunnies Off Your Plants

With options ranging from nutritious green beans to filling potatoes, planting a garden is a great way to stock your home with delicious and fresh food. But you aren’t the only one who will find …

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What You Need to Know About Raising Chickens for Eggs

There is nothing better than using a fresh egg in your morning omelet. An egg that you gathered just 10 minutes earlier from your backyard chicken coop, no less. Plenty of homeowners are raising chickens …

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The hidden costs of horse ownership

Have you always dreamed of owning a horse? You’re picturing yourself riding down trails with the wind in your hair, but are you prepared for the hidden and unexpected costs? Purchasing a horse is a …

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DIY ideas for protecting your bird seed from squirrels

Squirrels are cute when they’re climbing trees, nibbling on acorns and even when they’re simply sitting. Squirrels are not so cute, however, when they’re eating from your bird feeder once again. Not only do they …

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5 signs you might be ready for your own hobby farm

Living in the city has its perks, but you’re ready for something new, something different. You might even be ready to escape the bustling city altogether and finally try out the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed …

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Get decked out: How to prep your outdoor living space for Summer 2015

When summer arrives, we all spend as much time as we can outdoors. We turn our decks and patios into outdoor living rooms or kitchens, and we spend plenty of time cooking, eating, relaxing and …

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Day Trails to Visit and Explore on Horseback in Maryland

One of the best ways to enjoy Maryland is from horseback, and the DNR maintains plenty of park trails for horseback riding. Check out the following parks, all within an hour’s drive of Annapolis.

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5 Steps to Harden Off Seedlings

 
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Hardening off is the process of getting indoor-started seedlings accustomed to the outdoor environment by gradually exposing them to daily …

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Fencing Your Vegetable Garden to Keep the Critters Out

Your vegetable garden is enjoyed by all, and not just the members of your family. If left unattended and unguarded, it will be enjoyed by the little and larger critters who live nearby, too. To …

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4 Words to look for when choosing a bag of Dog Food

It’s time to pick up another bag of dog food for your pup; what do you do? When you look at the back of a bag, do you recognize what the ingredients are? Maybe you …

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5 Beginner’s Rules for Lawn Fertilizer Use in Maryland

Because our waters drain into Chesapeake Bay, we have stringent guidelines and laws controlling how much fertilizer and what types of fertilizer can be used in your yard. Here is a beginner’s guide to these …

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‘Tassels & Tails’ 2015 Event

The ‘Tassels & Tails’ 2015 Event was a complete success.
Thanks to Annapolis Hyundai, Espoma Organic Lawn & Garden, The Westin Annapolis, Dogwood Acres, South Arundel …

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5 Tips to Prep Your Lawn for Spring

Now that the snow has melted away, you’re left looking at what winter has done to your lawn. There’s a good chance you have tree and leaf debris scattered around, as well as other yard …

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When Do All the Birds Return?

The warm weather not only melts all the snow and encourages new growth to pop out of the ground, but it also brings a flurry of color and vibrant melodies to our backyards. That’s right: …

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Container Posies and Parties

 
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If you have the Valentine Vibe…give it a lot of love! Above all spread the love with something lasting like flowers and herbs in pots (NOT …

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The Gold Mine in Our Back Yard

 
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 Three years ago, I first visted Sally Fallon’s farm, PA Bowen Farmstead in southern Prince George’s County and took the tour led by …

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The Best Foods For Senior Dogs

As your pet dog ages, you may notice his energy level decreases. You may also notice a change even in his eating habits. You’ll want to work with your vet to determine the nutrients your …

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The Soup Share Continues

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This week we continue with that great participation party. Of course, even in a Soup Share party, we had to have dessert. Nam-Hari in the above photo thought …

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The Soup Share Affair

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A group of us who have taken Kundalini yoga together for years, pondered ideas for a get-together. Rather than holding a sugar-laden Cookie Share, our brilliant teacher, Nam-Hari, …

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New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Eating for All (so)…Go for the Garden!

 
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The holidays are receding from view, and the excitement of the new year is brimming with healthy options for your eating and growing pleasure. Here …

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