Rocks
Curb Find: Landscaping Rocks
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/12/2013 | 1 Comment
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Large trash pick up happens on our side of town on the 15th of every month. We drove around last night to see if there was anything good out yet, and we snagged a trunk load of rocks to use in our garden. They’re actually concrete chunks from a sidewalk that someone took up, but I think they look just as good as the real deal (and I didn’t have to pay for them).

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Grapes
How to Protect Fruit from Birds
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/04/2013 | No Comments
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Last year my grape vines produced fruit for the first time. I knew the birds would go after them, but I decided to hold off on netting them until I saw signs of munching. They just seemed too pretty to net. Colossally bad call on my part. I literally went to bed one night with bunches and bunches of grapes and woke up the next morning to none. My vines were only a few days past bloom, and each grape was no bigger than a pea, so I can’t imagine they even tasted good. Rude birds!

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Garden Arbor
Garden Arbor Turned Garden Tunnel
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/29/2013 | 1 Comment
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Over the weekend we turned our overgrown grape arbor into a very cool garden tunnel.

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Mason Bee Nest
We Have Mason Bees!
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/17/2013 | No Comments
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On Tuesday we built and hung our first mason bee house. Today (Friday) we noticed that someone has already moved in. See the mud packed into the first hole? Very cool!

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Mason Bee House
How to Build a Mason Bee House
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/10/2013 | 1 Comment
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Bring on the bees! We just built and installed our first mason bee house. Now, I’m anxiously awaiting our first tenants. Why am I going out of my way to attract mason bees to my yard, you ask? Because they …

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