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Backyard Birds and Then There are the Squirrels

Staying around the house leaves lots of time to watch what is going on with the Bird Feeders. I thought there were mostly House Finches and Sparrows in the yard, but it seems I was wrong. There are more birds … Continue reading

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Small Home and Small Space Composting

I have been composting using different methods for several years now, starting with a basic compost pile. While the compost pile works well in many parts of the country, here in the high desert, a compost pile is not really … Continue reading

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Mice in the Garage, DYI Live Traps

When I went into the garage, at times I could hear slight noises. It almost was the sound of dried leaves rustling. Because it is windy here, I was thinking it was the air movement through the garage, as it … Continue reading

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Get Rid of Ants Outside Your Home Safely

Unless you want your yard turned into a hazardous waste site, your choices for getting rid of Ants completely is quite limited. If you dig Ants up and throw the dirt somewhere else, they build their nest in the new … Continue reading

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DYI Bird-Bath and Effortless Hummingbird Feeder Cleaning

Not a lot to this post, unless you like Birds. Especially Birds in your yard. I learned my enjoyment of birds from my Father. When I was young, he worked much of the week. One of the first things he … Continue reading

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