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If your kids are anything like mine, they are already started making their Christmas wish lists. My daughter has been circling items she wants in the Target and Toys R' Us magazines, much like I did at her age....
When I started my garden three years ago it was something to take my mind off the business of life. I loved the idea of being able to nurture and grow my own food, and while I knew it...
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