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Video Introducing Our Backyard Chickens - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

[VIDEO] Introducing…Our Backyard Chickens!

By Doug Scott

If you’ve been on RYGblog more than once you’ve probably gathered that we are the proud owners of a small flock of backyard chickens …7 of them. And although we do love them because of the eggs they give us every day, we also love them because we consider…

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Rebirth: Our 1960s Ranch House Renovation | Transforming the Front Elevation

By Doug Scott

Curious about our 1960s ranch house renovation? Well we’ve found that our fellow ground redeemers are … because you’ve asked. We also realized that most of our posts featuring what we’ve done with our outdoor spaces have focused on our back yard … where there’s little evidence of…

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Inspiring Gardens...Howard Design Studio - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Inspiring Gardens

By Doug Scott

Sometimes I just want to be inspired by what I see…and not be distracted by someone blathering on about some deep thought or story.  So in an attempt to not distract you, I’ll simply include a number of images of gardens that have inspired me. But because I can’t…

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Chicken Coop Design - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Our Chicken Coop Design – Front Elevation (Part 2 of 3)

By Doug Scott

Okay, I lied.  I had hoped to finish up writing on our chicken coop design with this post, but I ran out of time and markers…seriously – my gray marker ran out.   So today I’m going to focus on the front elevation and next week I’ll wrap it…

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Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas! All you need to know about Hydrangeas. Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas! All You’ll Need to Know…for the most part!

By Doug Scott

We’re big fans of hydrangeas over here at casa de Scott. I mean what’s not to love about them?! They’re easy to grow. Their flowers are huge and come in a wide array of colors…so huge and so colorful that a single flower head can be a flower…

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Deer-Resistant Plants & Deer-Deterring Tips

By Doug Scott

Awww … isn’t Bambi cute!?! Well … that is until he and the rest of his family have laid waste to your garden! That’s not so cute! If your yard seems to be a frequent stop along the Deer Garden Tour, you’re in luck … well, relatively speaking.…

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Tomato Pie Recipe - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com (tomato recipe)

Easy & Oh-So-Tasty Tomato Pie Recipe

By Brittany Scott

“There are two things in life that money can’t buy…it’s true love and homegrown tomatoes”…that’s according to a song my Aunt KK used to quote.   And I think there’s some real truth to that!   Money couldn’t…and didn’t buy the true love I found in my Resident…

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The Importance of Natural Play Spaces - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Natural Play Spaces – Best for Your Kids’ Bodies & Minds [Guest Post by Holly Brooks | King Landscaping]

By Doug Scott

If you’ve spent any amount of time on RYGblog and you haven’t picked up on the fact that the primary reason I got into this ground redeeming business in the first place was because of my family – for my girls to have beautiful, creative, meaningful spaces to play, hang out, learn, and…

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Mustard Pickle Recipe - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Easy Mustard Pickle Recipe…Try It, You’ll Like It!

By Doug Scott

Cucumbers have always been a staple in our family vegetable garden.  I love when Britt uses them in salads of any sort…and when the girls have fancy tea parties with their Mimi, they love making simple cucumber tea sandwiches. And whether we have a surplus of cukes or not, I…

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Sauteed Okra Recipe - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Sautéed Okra Recipe that Will Make an Okra Convert Out of You!

By Brittany Scott

I posted this photo on my personal Instagram and Facebook pages with the tag…“Been anticipating our okra harvest this summer!  It’s time!  Mmmmm good!”  And so many of the comments had some type of reference to fried okra.  Now I do loooooove fried okra. It’s one of my favorite things…

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The Rhythm of Family...Natural Bug Spray - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com & SouleMama.com

Natural Bug Spray Recipe

By Brittany Scott

It’s the end of August.and I am so fed up with battling mosquitoes.  I know they are God’s creation and all…and I know that they have a great purpose in our ecosystem, but they drive. me. crazy!!!!! They steal so much joy out of an otherwise lovely day! …

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5 Must Have Shrubs with White Flowers (Reeves' Spirea) - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

5 Must-Have Shrubs with White Flowers…to Extend the Life of Your Garden

By Doug Scott

  It’s during these long, hot dog days of summer that I’m thankful to still have some shrubs whose flowers are still doing their thing. Most of the flowers from my other shrubs have come and gone, my fescue has definitely seen a better day, and my potted…

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Irish Garden Shed - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Irish Garden Shed … Clearly, Not Your Everyday Shed

By Doug Scott

  Early last year my mother-in-law did a post on RYGblog about one of her friend’s beautiful potting shed . If you haven’t seen it…check it out…because you’ll see that not only is it incredibly functional (why most people want a shed), but it is gorgeous as well (something…

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Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe…So Easy and So Good!

By Brittany Scott

As some of our veggies start to peter out, I can count on our eggplants to continue producing beauties even into early fall.  What a beautiful vegetable…but one I don’t think I enjoyed eating until just a few years ago.  My mom made me try one of her eggplant dishes…

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Late Blooming Hydrangeas - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

My Favorite Late Blooming Hydrangeas

By Doug Scott

I don’t know…maybe I love late blooming hydrangeas so much because I was a late bloomer myself. But hopefully I’ve gotten past my pre-pubescent challenges by now…and it has much more to do with the fact that while most of my yard’s other bloomin’ shrubs have seen a much…

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Stamping with Okra - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Stamping with Okra…Yes, Okra!

By Brittany Scott

Here’s a little craftiness for you crafty gardeners…stamping with okra!  Yes…okra!  When you cut off the head of the okra there is such a charming and unique shape to be found inside the rough, elongated exterior that makes for an adorable stamp.  So if your garden is producing way…

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