Irises, chicken coop design, lice treatment

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 7, 2018

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May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy dams.

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

 
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Irises
The Divine Iris

Irises
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical colors. Despite its divine origins, this June bloomer is rugged, reliable, and easy to grow. Learn all about planting, growing, and caring for iris flowers. 

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Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!

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$8.95-$12.95
Glass Sun Catchers
 
Chicken Coop Design Considerations
Coop Considerations

Chicken Coop Design Considerations
There is no one perfect chicken coop design for a small backyard flock, but whether you are building your own coop, repurposing a garden shed or kids’ playhouse, or shopping for a pre-made structure, there are several things to look for and take into consideration when making your choice.

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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

$4.00 OFF, BESTSELLER Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.

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$7.95
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids
 
Season Extenders: Jump-Start Your Vegetables
Season Extenders for Veggies

Season Extenders: Jump-Start Your Vegetables
Imagine how many more vegetables you could grow if you just had a few more weeks of warm weather. That’s what season extenders are for.

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Bee Happy Dish Towel

Measures 28 inches square and made of cotton for easy care!

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$9.99
Bee Happy Dish Towel
 
What Are Sunspots?
What Are Sunspots?

What Are Sunspots?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac uses sunspot activity to help in making its weather predictions. What are sunspots? We explain.

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Beer Is Proof Wooden Sign

Features a reassuring quote from Benjamin Franklin. Made in the USA with an antique wash finish. 

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$17.97
Beer Is Proof Wooden Sign
 
How to Get Rid of Head Lice
Feeling Louse-y?

How to Get Rid of Head Lice
Ever dealt with head lice? It’s not an unusual problem in schools. I remember when my daughter was sent home with lice, along with half her class. The nurse gave us a fact sheet of instructions for treating the problem.

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Hummingbird Crossing Metal Sign

Hang inside or outside!

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$26.95
Hummingbird Crossing Metal Sign