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Repelling the bad bugs of summer

Insect Repellant without chemicals – mosquitoes, ticks etc. So many of the bug repellents on the market have chemicals and toxic elements in them. Even Neem causes reactions in some people. So, with some good research and experimenting with what … Continue reading

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Summer Hydrating Drink

It’s getting hot out there off and on now, so I thought I’d share my recipe for hydrating electrolyte (aka diy gatorade) with you. It’s delicious, you can use the herbs in your garden or kitchen window, and it’s so … Continue reading

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The Value of Trees

The Value of Trees By Diann Dirks 4-18-2018 Here in Georgia, in the NE section, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are surrounded by trees. When my husband and I first arrived here over 12 years ago, … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Bitters for Health

Bitters Benefits  2-1-18 You may know I have been studying digestion for Loren (my husband with GERD). But while researching, I have come up with some very interesting data for people with diabetes, blood sugar issues, weight loss and food … Continue reading

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Permaculture and Organic Internship open now Spring-Summer in Auburn, Ga.

INTERNSHIP PERMACULTURE AND ORGANIC GARDENING OPENING Spring to Summer session NOW Hillside Gardens, Auburn, Ga. in Barrow, County, NE Georgia Permaculture* Demonstration Garden Get in on the early Spring planting season on into Summer Work, Learn, and have Fun in … Continue reading

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Good Design in Life

Good Design in Life By Diann Dirks If you look around you, you will find everything in your life that you use (even nature) is based on a conceptual design, manifested into physical universe stuff. There are things that work … Continue reading

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First Big Freeze of the Winter

We’re expecting the first low freeze tonight. 20 something, brrrrrr! So, we have to get ready. We’ve had a lot of leaf fall, which can be bunched up around potted plants outside for added insulation, then covered with plastic. Here’s my … Continue reading

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