Flea beetle control, peonies and ants, birthday cakes

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 28, 2021

redbuds

There is no time like Spring,
When life’s alive in everything,
Before new nestlings sing,
Before cleft swallows speed their journey back
Along the trackless track—
God guides their wing,
He spreads their table that they nothing lack—

Christina Georgina Rossetti (183094)

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Flea Beetles
Flea Beetles
Having trouble with flea beetles in your garden? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of flea beetles so that they stop eating your crops!
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Don Pablo Bourbon Infused Coffee

Our Specialty Coffee is soaked in fine Kentucky Bourbon for several days, then dried and roasted Golden Blonde to perfection. The resulting taste is a perfect balance of Bourbon and coffee flavors, without the alcohol. Click below.

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Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
It is a myth that peonies require ants to bloom by “tickling the buds” to help the flowers open. Peonies and ants do have a mutually-beneficial relationship, but it’s not quite what you may think. Here’s the story about peonies and ants—plus, tips on how to bring peonies indoors without the ants.
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3 Breakfast Mistakes Linked To Weight Gain (#2 Will Surprise You)

The common belief is the timing of when you eat in the morning is everything when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, however, this is simply not true. It’s important to understand that the type of food you eat in the morning is what allows you to have more energy, sharper focus, healthier weight, smoother skin, and better digestion. What’s really shocking is that Americans are learning what they thought was a “healthy breakfast”, is actually leading to their poor digestion and weight gain. Watch The Video.

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5 Birthday Cake Recipes From Scratch!
5 Birthday Cake Recipes From Scratch!
What makes birthday cakes so magical—both for the young and young at heart? Dedicated and sung over, with icing and candles and secret wishes, birthday cakes have actually been around since ancient times. Here are five birthday cake recipes—each worth a chorus of ooohs and aaahs.
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How do I keep squirrels out of my bird feeder?
When you hang this meshed bird feeder up, the squirrels shouldn’t be able to reach it! Attract your favorite neighborhood birds with this rich and lovely addition to your garden.
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The Courageous Killdeer
The Courageous Killdeer
Ki-deah! ki-deah! You’re bound to hear this loud, piercing bird call before you see the small graceful bird flying above. The bird is called the killdeer and it can be found all over North America from spring onward. Learn more about the curious killdeer, its famous “broken wing” display,...
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Useful bookmarks made in Vermont!

These convenient bookmarks make wonderful keepsakes. Their thinness allows readers to use the markers without worrying about breaking the book’s binding. 

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Is Cracking Joints Bad for You? Why Do Joints Crack?
Is Cracking Joints Bad for You? Why Do Joints Crack?
Most of us know folks who intentionally and constantly crack their knuckles (necks, backs, wrists, etc.). Ever wondered some folks crack their joints more than others, if it’s helpful or harmful, and how to avoid popping those joints? Let’s get cracking on some answers … 
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Get gardening inspiration every day!

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer‘s Almanac. It is the perfect gift for the garden enthusiast!

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