Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends

Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to our yards and gardens is often science mixed with a little luck. I've ran into people who plant everything they believe will work, only ...
Backyard Bird Watching
Backyard Birds are wonderful! You can put out feed for them, and watch them all year long. If you sit in your backyard and close your eyes, you can hear all of the different nature ...
Common Myths About Birds, Feeders, and Peanut Butter
For many years, teachers, scout leaders and parents have been making pinecone bird feeders with their children by covering a pinecone in peanut butter and bird seed. Some concern has been ra ...
Enjoy the Chickadees
Our Winter Visitors The black-capped chickadees become our frequent winter visitors and contribute to the delightful sights and sounds that surround our home on a wooded lot during t ...
Feeding Birds in Your Yard
Feeding the birds in your backyard or frontyard is an easy, fun and educational family project. Try to place your feed and feeders near evergreens or hedges. This will give the birds a ...
Grow Your Own Birdhouse
Bottle gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) are easy to grow on fences or trellises, and once dried they make an ideal home for purple martins, swallows, chickadees and wrens. Besides bringing beaut ...
How to Attract Hummingbirds
Copyright 2005 Marilyn Pokorney Planting a garden full of red flowers is the best way to attract these beautiful jeweled birds. Plant bee balm, butterfly weed, columbine, card ...
How to Enjoy Old Fashioned Living in the City
How to Enjoy Old Fashioned Living in the City
Pinecone Bird Feeder
If you haven't done this bird feeding craft before giveit a try...it's cute and messy....two things kids love!!SuppliesPine cones...fully opened older ones..bigger thebetterPeanut ButterShal ...
Providing Food for Neighborhood Birds
Use our article to help provide food for all the birds in your neighborhood!
Row Boat Bird Feeder
You will need: Empty, clean half gallon milk carton Decorative materials: paint, construction paper, stickers, etc Hole punch Tw ...

Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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Home & Garden

Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

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