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Wild Critter Farms

Wild Critter Farms is really just our backyard, but Wild Critter Backyard doesn't have the same ring to it. Our 1/4 acre city lot actually provides us with quite a bit of food. We preserve what we don't consume in season. We shop locally and seasonally a lot - but live in the real world of coffee and red wine also. We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with like minded folks and hope that in some small way we are making the world a better place.

motherearthnewsmag:

The Amazing Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

Eating grass-fed beef isn’t just some affectation. The meat is healthier, and the perennial pastures on which cows feed build better soil and have lower carbon emissions than conventional cropland.

By Richard Manning

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Celebrate Earth Day!

Our garlic is also loving all this sunshine!

Our garlic is also loving all this sunshine!

Our lettuce had a beautiful day to move outside. They look so happy to be
out in the fresh air and sunshine!

Wally is teaching our great niece and nephews how to plant peas - they had
so much fun!

Wally is teaching our great niece and nephews how to plant peas - they had
so much fun!

Welcome asparagus!

Welcome asparagus!

Our next door neighbors are moving (sad to see them move - we will miss
them!) and they gave us their yard swing. We put it in the corner of the
garden so we can sit, swing, and watch the garden grow!

When we first started our garden (I think this is our 4th or maybe 5th
season) we read that we should create a brush pile for birds.  And here it
is today - with at least four Christmas trees on it.  This has become home
to many, many birds.  Our birds feast on the garden’s non-beneficial
insects which makes organic gardening much easier.  And the songs they sing
are amazing.  Even when we can’t see them - we can always hear them.

When we first started our garden (I think this is our 4th or maybe 5th
season) we read that we should create a brush pile for birds. And here it
is today - with at least four Christmas trees on it. This has become home
to many, many birds. Our birds feast on the garden’s non-beneficial
insects which makes organic gardening much easier. And the songs they sing
are amazing. Even when we can’t see them - we can always hear them.

I was so happy my husband and I got to spend yesterday together in the
garden!  It was such a beautiful day.

I was so happy my husband and I got to spend yesterday together in the
garden! It was such a beautiful day.

We met another couple while we were taking our walk this morning.

This is the best Blue Cheese Dressing ever!! I’ve been making it for a couple of years and made some today - which made me think I should share it. Rather than Hellman’s mayonnaise I use an organic canola mayo, and, of course, the garlic salt I add is our own!

Garlic shoots!! Whoooo Hooo….spring is officially here!

I need one of these so I can sit and watch the garden grow…..