Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 3/17/2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the perfect day to get your green on. After high temps of 81 yesterday, we are back to normal March weather for us – highs in the 50s. We really enjoyed the lovely day yesterday, but I’m honestly glad it’s back to normal. I just want a normal summer – not too hot, not too cold. Perfect growing conditions for my garden, please and thank you very much.
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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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Rescue Ducks & Chicks {and why you shouldn’t buy live animals this Easter}

A few days ago, I got a text from my blogging BFF Kelli at The Sustainable Couple. She lives on an urban homestead about an hour away and has an awesome blog. Anyway, she texted me the following:

A neighbor came over tonight and said her teen daughter bought 6 chicks and 2 ducks without her permission. They cannot return them, so are looking for a home. They are about 3 weeks old. Not feathered out. Free! Not sure of breed or sex. Are you interested?

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I’m such a big sucker, I replied immediately – Yup. You see, my very own oldest daughter has been scheming. She would love to take care of her own flock of birds and sell the eggs. We think this would be a great project for her {I have such a high demand for my own eggs that I cannot keep up} and the thought of 6 free chicks for her to take care of was very appealing. I’ve been dreaming about adding ducks ever since I got my own chicks last year, so I thought 2 cute little ducklings would be perfect. And I’m also a sucker for free. Who am I kidding?
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What’s in My Natural Medicine Cabinet

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I’m often asked what’s in my natural medicine cabinet. While I’m certainly not opposed to pharmaceutical medicines, my first line of defense is usually natural or homeopathic remedies as I prefer to give my body time to try to heal on its own. Stress, anxiety, skin problems, coughs, and colds are all problems I’ve had good luck treating on my own over the years. I’m excited to share today what I keep in my natural medicine cabinet to help with a whole host of problems! #StressLess2BmyBest #CleverGirls
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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 3/10/2015

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You guys! Spring is finally on the way to Eastern Iowa. We’ve had temps in the 40s for the last few days. The snow is melting and everyone is jumping for joy! It’s a muddy, nasty mess at my house. We’re lucky we can drive to the barn, our roads are so muddy. And yesterday, I totally got stuck in the mud and fell down in the mud while taking photos for the blog of the mud.  You can see pictures on Instagram.

This morning we’re off to the hospital with our four year old with hip dysplasia. She had a massive surgery in December of 2013 and has some pretty impressive hardware in her femur that they are removing today. I would appreciate positive thoughts as she goes under general anesthesia yet again.

Next week! Next week I will start seeds. I am so excited to do that and will share my garden plan and all sorts of goodies at that time. I am so excited to share my plans, finally. But now, let’s get going.! T

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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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