Home Gardener's No-Dig Raised Bed Gardens is the essential guide to gardening successfully with the minimum amount of digging and weeding. For those without the time or stamina to spend hours maintaining a garden, horticulture experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater show how to make raised beds, build up layers of soil with mushroom compost, cover weeds with mulch, protect plants with nets and plastic, and much more. The text is thoroughly practical and advocates using organic methods where possible. This book is a must for busy gardeners everywhere. It is ideal for first time gardeners who want to learn the basics, and it is perfect for busy and older gardeners looking for simple, no-nonsense gardening methods.
Home isn't always a place... It's 1945, the war is over, the GIs are returning, and Eliza is on the run. At least, she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of nowhere and her money hadn't, quite literally, flown out the window. So when Joshua Carpenter, a cowboy with the most brilliant blue eyes she has ever seen, stops to offer her help, Eliza can't afford to say no . . . Joshua, it seems, is single-handedly building a home for himself on farmland just outside the town of Cypress Hollow. And as Eliza is about to discover, sometimes running away is the only way to come home...
When Jack climbs over a wall to get his football back from the derelict building down his street, he doesn't expect to find a nest full of baby owls! Worried that the building is going to be knoked down by builders, Jack and his parents call the RSPCA. A rescue ensues, followed by an attempted hand feeding. But the birds are too young to be fed. Instead, the RSPCA must move the baby owls to another nest if they are to have a chance of survival. Jack must help the RSPCA to find the perfect nest in his neighbourhood.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" is a frontier classic by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, a widowed young mother who accepted an offer to assist with a ranch in Wyoming. In Stewart's delightful collection of letters, she describes her homesteading experiences to her former employer, Mrs. Coney. Stewart's charming descriptions of work, travels, neighbors, animals, land and sky have an authentic feel. The West comes alive, and everyday life becomes captivating. Stewart's writing is clear, witty, and entertaining. Clear as a bell, concise yet comprehensive, replete with localisms and skillfully rendered frontier humor, it makes one want to toss the PC and reference library into the trash and move to some unspoiled wilderness. The 26 letters are brief and tell about her life on the ranch in the early 1900s. The author frequently and unnecessarily apologizes for being too wordy; she begs forgiveness for many "faults," like being forgetful, ungrateful, inconsistent and indifferent, all without apparent cause. On occasion, language reflects the racial prejudice of the time. Many times in "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" Stewart attempts to portray the culturally diverse characters she meets by writing their various dialects as they sound. Elinore Pruitt Stewart was a remarkable woman. After enjoying this book, readers will be equipped with a whole new view of not only life in the early 20th century but of the impact woman had on it. Readers of "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" may also enjoy the film made from it, "Heartland." Elinore also wrote "Letters on an Elk Hunt", as well as many short pieces for periodicals of the day.
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