Author: irenen1

My Backyard Nursery Business Progress

  How My Backyard Nursery Started Dave and I moved into our first home in August of 2015. We were preparing for our golden years together. In January of 2016, life turned upside down. My Dave passed away on the 29th. We had been together for 22 years. Not a day goes by that my love for him doesn’t tug at my heart. He sends me signs that he is watching over me. So to keep myself from drowning in grief, I began work on my own backyard nursery business as a tribute to Dave and to supplement my...

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Soup Recipe, Is One Necessary?

Old School Soup was the number one use of leftovers. There was no soup recipe. The soup pot was always on the fireplace hearth or burner of the wood or coal stove. Restaurants still use this technique. A pot of water goes on the stove. Bones from steaks, poultry, roasts go in. Peels from onions, potatoes, carrots go in. No rotten spots. Herbs are added. A few peppercorns, a dried chili, a couple bay leaves, basil, parsley are just a few basics. The pot simmers for two or three hours. Everything gets strained out. The stock is returned to...

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Preparing for St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is March 17 any year. It is not a paid national holiday so it doesn’t conform to the Monday holiday rules here in the United States. It is one of those fun holidays like Valentine’s Day. Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day. Emerald green is the color of the day. The leprechaun is the icon avatar. Try to find his pot of gold at the end of a rainbow or make him give it up by catching him. He is conniving and sneaky. The Irish as a whole are beer and whiskey drinkers. St Patrick’s...

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Today I Purchased 2 Nightstands

Ideas formulate in my head. That’s why I purchased the nightstands today. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for permanent raised garden beds around my tiny yard but I will grow veggies and plants to sell. My knees are not the best so bringing growing up off the ground is perfect. What’s not perfect is the cost. With the number of pallets available free to pickup, I know I can easily construct some heavy-duty structures for raised beds or for tables on which I can place containers of heavy soil and plants. Before the weather gets warmer, I’m going...

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Today Is Perfect For Starting Your Plant Business

People have asked me, “When is the best time to start my own plant business?” I always answer, “How about today?” Any business requires a plan. If you haven’t already done so, grab a notebook and pencil and dedicate it to your business idea. Here are some guidelines you want to address. What will you call your business?¬†You want to have a sign at your location, a logo for your website, a name for your business cards. Where will you locate? You can locate your plant business at home as long as you don’t disrupt your neighborhood. HOAs have...

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