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National Herbalist Day * Herbs and Herb Gardens

Whether you cook with them, use them for medicinal purposes, bug control in your garden or just like the way they smell.
They are fairly easy to grow, inside or outside. They do well in window pots, container gardens or along side your vegetables. I will say unless you want them to over run everything…keep them contained.
Kids and cats love to touch them and release their scent.
My cat Bella Lagossi loves to walk through the lavender. The scent rises in the air and clings to her fur. The kids trail their fingers through it as they walk by. I clip it and wrap it in tissue and place it in drawers or cut it for a vase. You can also cook with it and make tea.
When I was stationed in California and the twins were little, along the sidewalk I planted a “Touch Garden”. I encouraged the kids and their friends to touch it, pick some to take home. They liked to pull the weeds and grass in it. It was full of all kinds of herbs and scented plants.
Mints come in a variety of flavors and scents. **Peppermint, Spearmint, Apple Mint, Pineapple Mint, Chocolate Mint, Orange Mint, Lavender Mint.
Lemon scents come in many forms. **Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Lemon Balm, Lemon Mint, Lemon Catmint, Lemon Basil, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Scented Geraniums.
I loved the scented Geraniums. I could grow them outside all year long in California. Here if you grow them in a pot just bring them inside. And oh the many scents you can get. **Almond, Apple, Apricot, Rose, Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon, Citronella (good to keep the mosquitoes away), Vanilla, and Strawberry just to name a few.
Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Sage they have that great earthy scent. Use them when you cook meat. Flavor what you use to cook with, such as butter, oil and salt.

There is so much you can do with them and so many ways to grow them. If you have never had fresh herbs growing at your house I encourage you to pick a couple and give it a try.

Check out my link on the next page for tons of ideas.
Have fun and let it grow.

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National Grilled Cheese Day

I love Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Who doesn’t enjoy the buttery toast and gooey melty cheese.
I like mine with a bowl of creamy thick tomato soup. ** hint: I make mine with heavy creamy…not milk…not water…the good stuff. Give it a try and you will never make it any other way,
I have made them with different types of bread and different kinds of cheeses. Sometimes with a slice of ham or a slice of tomato.
In looking for some different ideas I found… WOW, lots of different recipes. Breakfast Grilled Cheese, Desert Grilled Cheese, Grilled Cheese with all kinds of stuff, Vegan Grilled Cheese (I did not save any of those, my thought is it has to be made with REAL CHEESE) There are all kinds of yummy ideas. I am making a list of all the ones I want to try.

So go to the next page and click on the link.
Check it out and grill one up tonight.
It is National Grilled Cheese Day.

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Valspar 2018 Rebate Dates

Spring it in the air. Spring cleaning and spring painting is kicking into high gear.
We carry Valspar Paint here at Farm & Home.
Pick one of the many colors in our Color Gallery or bring in a sample and we can scan it with our Color Match Computer.

Keep checking back. I will posting all kinds of painting ideas and tips.

Check our Facebook Page. I will be posting reminders for each of the rebates.

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Organize your Garage, Lawn & Garden Tools

Spring is here and we are waiting patiently for the weather to warm up to work in our yards and gardens.
In the mean time lets get organized. Don’t you like to be able to just walk in and grab what you need? You know right where everything is all the time. And it looks so much better that just thrown into a jumble.
I don’t know about you, but if it looks all crazy it makes me feel crazy.
Here are some ideas to start you off.
Click on my link on the next page for lots of organizing ideas.
Come pick up your cleaning and organizing supplies here at Farm & Home.

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Everything PVC for the Birds

One thing I love about spring is the birds come back to visit.
Which means bird houses, bird baths and bird feeders at the ready. They can be everything from basic to beautiful. Don’t you just love seeing fun feeders and houses in everyone’s yards?
I even like to watch those fun loving squirrels.

Come in and see the feeders and houses we have here at Farm & Home. We also offer a wide selection of bird feed.

Check out the ideas I have gathered for Birds.
Go to the next page and CLICK on my link “PVC For the Birds” LINK to go to my PINTEREST Board.
My goal is to make one new house and one new feeder, so check back here for the pictures.

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Build Your Own Chicken Feeders & Waters.. Plus more

Who doesn’t like to watch chickens and ducks run around the yard and play in the pool.
It is time to get ready for the baby chicks and ducks.
Taking care of them can be so easy and fun.
Order your Chickens, Guineas, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys now here at Farm & Home.
(Check out all of my Chicken Blog Posts for more ideas and information)

If you have been follow my Blog Posts you know I’m a Pinterest Junkie. So I have some links for great ideas you can look at.
Go to the next page and CLICK on my “PVC Chicken Stuff” LINK to go to my PINTEREST Board.

Come in and get what you need for all of your chicken projects.

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National Purple Day (Purple Martins)

Today is NATIONAL PURPLE DAY.

What a better way to celebrate than getting information on identifying Purple Martins. They have already been spotted in the area. I hope you are ready for them.

If you are not sure of what they look like I have provided a very informative link to help you out.
They are fun to watch and a great help with controlling flying insects.

The link on the next page has some great pictures and information on Purple Martins.

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Easter Bucket

I made these for some little girls I know.
Quick and easy.
I used:
– 1 gallon buckets (available here at Farm & Home)
– stick on letters (available here at Farm & Home)
– window clings (from Dollar General for $1 a sheet. I used 1 1/2 sheets for these 3 buckets)
I cleaned the buckets with alcohol to remove anything from the surface but not damage the shine or leave residue. I thought about using some spray adhesive on the back of the clings so they would not come off… changed my mind. The window clings are so inexpensive they can decorate them for different seasons and occasions all by themselves.
The total cost of these was $13.85 each, with supplies left over for another project.

Keep checking back for other projects and ideas. As always if we have inspired you to make one of these cute buckets please drop me a note in the comments.

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Pallet Garden

I love everything fresh from the garden….. but I hate pulling weeds.
I found all these ideas for planting using pallets. I am getting a bunch of pallets (we sell them here at Farm & Home for $3) and putting them in part of the garden. It looks so organized and maybe it will hold back the weeds some.
Yes I’m PINEREST Junkie. Here is the link to a bunch of ideas I found.
Go to the next page and CLICK on the “Pallet Garden” LINK to go to my PINTEREST Board.

I will post some pics when I get them in.
If you have used pallets or if we inspire you to put some in this year, drop me a note with some pictures.

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Chicken House Fun

Chickens are so much fun to have around. (**see my One Chicken Can post)
I love just watching them. To me it is relaxing watching them run around the yard looking for bugs. Watching them go crazy when you give them some fresh watermelon.
Don’t forget the fresh eggs they so generously leave for you. One of my favorite breeds (Ameraucana) lays colored eggs.
And who doesn’t love fried chicken?
(I know a couple people, but they are crazy) From egg to skillet in as few as 5-6 weeks.(**see my Cornish Rock Broiler Blog Post)
Order your Chickens, Guineas, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys now here at Farm & Home.

I don’t think there is anything more adorable than a cute little chicken house/coop in the yard. Grow some sunflowers up the side of the pen, its not only pretty but it provides shade and seed for them. Plant some extra pole beans and peas to run right up the sides. Maybe some flowers around the base to pretty up their house.
The Chicken House pictured is available here at Farm & Home
For more ideas for your chickens
Go to the next page and CLICK on my “Chicks Gone Wild” LINK to go to my PINTEREST Board.

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