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Read how I juggle my cottage style flower garden with my hobby farm - chickens, ducks, and bees,I grow lots of organic fruit and vegetables too so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and record my favourite recipes and techniques.

Owner: cottagegardenfarmer

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Language: English

Tags: gardening, recipes, chickens, beekeeping, cakes

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    on Oct 6, 2010
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