Strawberries, nesting owls, landscape design ideas

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, March 29, 2019


Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass
–Edward Thomas, "Thaw" (1878–1917)

What Beekeepers Wear

Beekeeping 101: Supplies, Clothing, and Equipment
What beekeeping supplies, clothing, and equipment will you need to raise bees? Here are the items that will help you get off to a good start.


Snacking Vegetables Fresh from the Garden

Excite in the crunch of fresh garden vegetables, perfect for your Spring Garden Party. Served raw as the ultimate starter or in a hearty garden-grown soup, this trio will captivate your guests when it’s known that they were cultivated in your backyard!
Landscaping Design Ideas

Landscape Design: Ideas and Advice for Beginners
Do you want to improve the landscape design of your yard and property? Here are some tips for coming up with a design plan and getting started.
Planting Strawberries

If you plan to enter the world of growing fruit, strawberries are one of the easiest fruit to grow and great for beginners. Plus, homegrown strawberries are far more flavorful than what you’ll ever find in a grocery store. Why? The sugar in berries converts to starch soon after it’s picked. Learn more about growing strawberries in the home garden.  
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
Pasta With Greens

Pasta With Greens and Feta

Pasta and greens make a marvelous combination—plus, a tasty and nutritious change of pace from the usual tomato sauce.

Flamingo Salt and Pepper Shakers

Just for fun, the holes in the shaker’s lids form an S and P! More designs also available.
Nesting Owls

Nesting Season for Owls
Have you heard the owls? Among the first birds to begin laying nests, the Great Horned Owl and the Barred Owl often lay eggs from the end of January through February. Learn more about owl nesting—and facts about owlets (owl babies)!
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.