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February 2012 Blog Posts (6)

2012 Spring Planting Festival presented by Gardens for Humanity

Our Fourth Annual Spring Planting Festival will take place from March 24 with our Opening Concert, Guitars and Beyond, and run until the Finale, April 1, featuring the ever popular Backyard Gardeners Expo.

The theme our 2012 Festival is "Greening Your Life," and will focus on what each one can do on the scale of the individual, home and community to…


Added by Richard Sidy on February 22, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments


Help, I've just observed that my 6 yr old Plum Tree has sap oozing from its large branches, as well as on its trunk.  It's just beginning to set blossoms, so what can I do to rectify this problem and save my tree?

Added by Barbara J. Campbell on February 20, 2012 at 1:28pm — 4 Comments

Geese and boredom

Geese and boredom

When we got our pair of Enbden geese last year we fell in love with their blue eyes and bright white plumage but we were not prepared for the mischief that they get into.

They are way more intelligent than our chickens, they can follow a few verbal commands as we heard them about the property and they love to talk. They have two play pools to keep clean in, but they still like to sit in a water bucket if they have the chance.

Recently they got inside my…


Added by Scot on February 17, 2012 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

Brilliance of Pekin Ducks as pets

Bred from the Mallard in China, Pekin duck is a domesticated bird kept largely for both meat and egg production. 1983 saw the duck introduced to the US and it became the most popular commercial business based on a wide variety of duck. Nonetheless, more men and women today are keeping the pekin duck as a pet owing to its sociable temperament. The birds have a creamy yellow plumage although those reared indoors tend to have a white one punctuated with a yellowish shade. With a yellow bill…


Added by Suzie O'Connor on February 17, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

55 gallon barrels

I have 10 white 55 gal. barrels that were used for commercial laundry soap & bleach.  I have cut some to use as planters.  These are whole.  Take 1 or more, $15.00 each.  6025393189

Added by Rose Ann on February 13, 2012 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

Chicken Coop Wanted.

I am looking to buy a chicken coop so I can start a small flock. I don't want anything absolutly gigantic but want something that is a good size. If anyone builds them or has one for sale please let me know. I am looking to spend up to 350 on my chicken coop.


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Added by Karla Marie Woods on February 11, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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