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Cooking is for the Birds

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Cooking is for the Birds
I have several bird feeders setup in my front yard. They are entertainment for my 87 year old mom. She can’t get outside by herself so this way she can enjoy the birds during the cold weather. She told me they are going crazy on the feeders especially whatever I have in the square cage thing (suet). I was talking with one of my volunteers here at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening  about how hard it is to keep up with the bird feed not to mention the suet. I can’t seem to r...
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Holiday Cheer from the Kemper Center

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Holiday Cheer from the Kemper Center
‘Nature’s Helpers’ was the 2016 gourdament theme. Staff and volunteers used their artistic talents to create the beautiful gourdaments. This has been a tradition at Kemper Center for 10 years and everyone looks forward to this time of year. Our video slideshow gave a peek at some gourdaments from previous years. If you go to ‘Visual Guides’ on our website, you can see more gourdaments from over the years. The 2016 Gourdaments have just been added! The holiday decor...
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Herbs in an Advent Wreath

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Herbs in an Advent Wreath
A long-standing holiday activity in our home is to make an Advent wreath for the table which reminds us of the blessings and special meaning this season brings.  I use herbs to make our wreath and enjoy the significance that many of them bring to this favorite tradition.  Some of the herbs I include in our wreath are boxwood, juniper, lavender, rosemary, sage, and thyme.  Most of these herbs were used during biblical times and are mentioned in the Bible, making their use in Advent...
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