Build a chicken coop, planting peppers, penne with veggies

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Tossing his mane of snows in wildest eddies and tangles, Lion-like, March cometh in.
–William Dean Howells (1837–1920)

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10 Tips for Starting a Balcony Garden
10 Tips for Starting a Balcony Garden

How do you start a garden in an apartment or condo? If you have access to a balcony, rooftop, terrace, or patio, you can grow a wide range of veggies, herbs, perennials, flowers, and vines in containers.
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How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest

See how to plant peppers, grow peppers, harvest peppers in your home garden from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Whether you prefer sweet peppers or hot, there’s none more satisfying than those you’ve grown yourself. 
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Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a decoration or to hold to dried flowers.

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Penne With Carrots and Asparagus
Penne With Carrots and Asparagus

Looking for a new twist on pasta? Try this light and nutritious Penne With Carrots and Asparagus!

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Wall Pail Set

Perfect for dried herbs!

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Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop

If you’re going to raise chickens, you’ll need a chicken coop to house them! You can find a pre-made coop kit or you can build your own chicken coop. Here are 10 tips on coop design as well as advice on buiding the coop yourself. 
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Solar Filigree Stake

Vibrant hand-painted colors and detailed scroll work make this Solar Ladybug Filigree Stake a showstopper. The front side is made from thick molded glass and the back side is ornamental filigree metal art. Solar-powered LED string lights illuminate both sides creating a fun nighttime display. Turns on at dusk and off in daylight automatically.

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Chicken Coop Design 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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Woodpecker Rain Gauge

Distinctive large glass vial. Measures rain or sprinklers. Made from rust-free aluminum.

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