Sustainable Gifts for the Holidays!

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  Every year at this time I try to think of some little gifts for our friends, neighbors, and school teachers. I’m not too into consumerism and with three kids in toe the last thing I want to do is take them shopping. Sign me up for simple sustainable gifts that you can make at home! {did I … [Read more...]

How to collect seeds!

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How to save seeds, in particular the Mexican hat, Ratibida columnifera. This flower is part of the Sunflower family and it grows from a foot to 18" tall. It is fast growing and relatively short lived but it reseeds readily. I love this wildflower because it grows well in the High Desert (5,000-7,500 … [Read more...]

Lazy Winter Garden Prep

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  It's that time of year, the leaves are falling and you're going to need to do something with them if only just to get them off your walkway. This year with three kids {under 6} and a business to keep up with I'm choosing the Lazy Winter Garden Prep approach.   Let falling leaves … [Read more...]