Originally posted on Cedar Ring Mama:
Yep! I won’t even go in to the layers of craziness that have been my life lately! But thankfully, circumstances are stabilizing. *Deep sigh*.
I want to share pictures of the wonderful time we had this weekend, doing one of our favorite things together… playing in the garden!
According to the Biodynamic Planting Calendar, yesterday and today are perfect times for planting root vegetables- and the weather was also incredibly nice. So we cut some already sprouting potatoes from the root cellar into pieces (I like to make sure there are at least two “eyes” per piece).
And scooped some rich earth into each hole (wheel-barrowed over from behind the chicken coop, where the coop bedding from last year has been composting for months)- to ensure the potatoes have all…
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What’s Her Story: Small-Town Shop Owner Uses Integrated Marketing to Tell Her Tale, Grow Her Business Leave a comment
A wonderful small business…
Originally posted on StoryCroft:
Helene Singer Cash lost her shop space in 2010 when a flood devastated much of Nashville, Tenn. She reopened 30 miles to the east, on the old town square of Lebanon, population 25,000 (slideshow below). Since then, Crystal Couture – where Singer Cash sells trendy women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories – has grown so much that she’s moving into a space more than three times the size and just a couple doors over. Singer Cash says the key to her success has been a marketing approach that mixes traditional methods, small-town hustle, the Internet and social media.
You’re a small business in a small town. Do people ever ask what you’re doing on the Internet and Facebook?
Oh, all the time. People always ask me, why are you trying to talk to people everywhere, and I say because I want to sell to people everywhere. The Internet has…
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Originally posted on Return To Pioneer Gardening:
One of the lost arts of pioneer gardening….composting. Composting is an excellent way to reduce garbage going to the landfill, and fertilizes your garden better than ANY chemical product on the market. Its better for your health, the health of your garden plants, and the environment overall.
Composting involves tiny organisms and helpful naturally-occurring bacteria that break down the items in your compost pile to a soil-like substance called humus. Humus is crumbly like soil, and smells like fresh soil. All traces of the original material are gone, and all that remains is a vitamin and mineral rich substance that plants love.
Composting is an art, and there’s no one way to do it. However, anyone can compost, and if you garden or not, composting is beneficial for everyone. Composting in winter is tricky, and the process slows considerably. Composting requires heat, to quickly break down the materials in the…
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