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  This review has been updated HERE. Wine:            2010 Chateau Maine D’Arman, Cotes De Bourg         $12.99 [From the winery notes] A bourduaex blend. “70% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Malbec This wine shows a dark ruby-red colour and develops a powerful and intense bouquet of candied fruits. The palate is warm and

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Krater Garden finished construction Same krater garden planted and growing.   So what is a krater garden? Sepp Holzer, The “Rebel Farmer” from Austria, developed the krater garden after a trip to Siberia. The crater garden is, well….a crater, with terraced sides. Water collects in the bottom of the crater and feeds the plants grown

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I have been quite obsessed with tires as a building material. I know many people dislike them because of the chemicals that can potentially leech out, but I love them. My first tire project was a sand box for the kids. After seeing how easy it was and how nicely they held plants I decided

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I have 40 acres of mostly unused land with pretty much dead dirt. Our house came with an established tree line/wind break that has Caragana bushes as the first planting. These bushes are thriving and sending out constant new shoots. These bushes also fix nitrogen. So I decided to dig up some shoots and see

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Blue has grown a mighty fine train. This weekend was the first time I’ve seen him display it. I had to take the pictures from inside the house. I didn’t want to spook him off. Still, marvelous! Oh, but the ladies were not impressed. This is our front lawn. I had swept a bunch of