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What Does Victory Gardens Mean

What Does Victory Gardens Mean

In wartime, governments encouraged people to plant victory gardens not only to supplement their rations but also to boost morale.Food production had fallen dramatically during World War I, especially in Europe, where agricultural labor had been recruited into military service and remaining farms devastated by the conflict.Pack and others conceived the idea that the supply of food could be greatly increased without the use of land and manpower already engaged in agriculture, and without the significant use of transportation facilities needed for the war effort.The campaign promoted the cultivation of available private and public lands, resulting in over five million gardens in the US[5] and foodstuff production exceeding $1.2 billion by the end of the war.Australia launched a Dig for Victory campaign in 1942 as rationing and a shortage of agricultural workers began to affect food supplies.In Britain, "digging for victory" used much land such as waste ground, railway edges, ornamental gardens and lawns, while sports fields and golf courses were requisitioned for farming or vegetable growing.Sometimes a sports field was left as it was but used for sheep-grazing instead of being mown (for example see Lawrence Sheriff School § Effects of the Second World War).[9] C

When Was The Rose Garden Planted

When Was The Rose Garden Planted

Prior to 1902, the area of the present-day Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and Rose Garden contained extensive stables housing horses and coaches.[3] In 1935, President Franklin D

How To Hand Quilt Grandmother's Flower Garden

How To Hand Quilt Grandmother's Flower Garden

It only seemed appropriate for the summer of Hexagons that I would find this antique Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt top.My mom still has that quilt and I’ve always loved it, but it’s looking pretty raggedy after years of wrapping up kids with chicken pox or taking on family picnics.After starting my own adventures with hand sewing hexagons – much bigger than these babies I might add – I knew this was something I would never in a million years complete on my own.I have been thinking so much about the woman – or women – (I’m assuming) who made this work of art.I just hope she knows that her investment is in the hands of someone who greatly appreciates her talent and time to create such a beauty.PS If you’re local, there’s a Garden Quilt Show today at Amy McClellan’s home in Orem, Utah

How To Keep Chickens Out Of Your Flower Garden

How To Keep Chickens Out Of Your Flower Garden

Fortunately, I’ve put together a handful of time-tested solutions that can help keep peace on your homestead.If you densely plant these herbs in your garden, or around it, your chickens will turn their beaks and head off in the other direction.They probably won’t even spend time looking at the luscious tomatoes on the other side of those abhorrent herbs.Never put essential oils on your plants, as some are quite “hot” and may burn the vegetation.In fact, your chickens probably want nothing to do with your leftover grapefruit peels, or the oranges you told yourself you were going to eat when you bought them but never did.Use your orange peels, essential oils, or citrus juice to line your garden.You may need to apply a more substantial amount of citrus more often if you use this chicken deterrent method – especially if there is heavy rainfall in your area.Here’s the thing, though; if you are an avid gardener, and you love leaving your chooks out every day, fencing is going to be your best bet.If there is a lot of dirt exposed without plants growing, your chickens will officially declare your garden their space.The fruits or veggies in your garden are merely a perk at this point, like the cucumber water at your favorite salon.A chicken garden should include some of their favorite crops and space for dust baths.A refreshing fount of water will also give your chickens little reason to want to scope out your garden.Ok, so weeds probably aren’t your best friend if you want a gigantic harvest of perfect veggies at the end of the season.A surplus of tangly, probably unsightly, weeds will make it challenging for your chooks to scratch for goodies.I know, you like to leave your chickens up to their own devices, and if none of the other items on this list are feasible, you can consider restricting their time out of the coop.Evenings will work best for this option because it won’t be long before the sun goes down and your chickens are ready to head back to the coop

Who Sang I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1977

Who Sang I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1977

“Rose Garden,” written by Joe South, became a crossover hit, soaring to the top of both the country and pop charts and earning Ms