I was feeling a bit cooped up during this lockdown. So I hatched a plan to keep myself occupied. After a brooding over it a bit I drew up plans for a new chicken coop that I would build from scratch. One that wouldn’t run a-fowl of the permit rules or raise the neighbors’ hackles.…

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With real estate restrictions set to ease up tomorrow, May 7, I thought it might be interesting to take a look back and see how the stay-at-home restrictions announced March 23 have affected our local market. The big picture Overall, market activity has been significantly reduced compared to the same period in the previous year.…

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The weather is starting to warm up and with that come many seasonal activities. Now is a better time than any to add some of these to your calendar. Gardening When to plant depends on what you want to plant. The Old Farmer’s Almanac estimates May 4th is Grand Rapids’ last frost date and they…

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