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Snow Day!

I awoke to a winter wonderland this morning.  I felt like Ralphie in "The Christmas Story" when he woke up Christmas morning and ran to his window to look outside, that's exactly what I did.Of course it was still dark out at 5:30 when the hubs g...
by Neverending Decorating on Jan 18, 2013

Amazing aeonium acceleration

In early October I created a new succulent bed in our backyard. While I also planted a few smaller agaves, echeverias and kalanchoes, this strip is dominated by aeoniums. Being winter growers, these Canary Island natives have added an amazing amount...
by Bamboo and More on Dec 19, 2012

Evil Visited Sandy Hook Elementary School

We are fallen people living in a fallen world. This was painfully obvious this past Friday as an unimaginable horror descended on an elementary school some 60 miles south of where I live. I cannot grasp the evil that visited there that morning. The...
by Laboring In The Lord on Dec 18, 2012

News about Bankruptcy Records issue #1

Minnesota Bankruptcies (October 20, 2012) – Park Rapids Enterprise – parkrapidsenterprise.com 10/20/2012 Minnesota Bankruptcies (October 20, 2012)Park Rapids EnterpriseBankruptcy filings from the following counties: Becker, Clay, Douglas,...

News about Bankruptcy Records issue #1

Backyard Burgers chain files bankruptcy – Jackson Clarion Ledger – clarionledger.com 10/18/2012 WBIR-TVBackyard Burgers chain files bankruptcyJackson Clarion LedgerBusiness. NASHVILLE, TENN. — Nashville-based Back Yard Burgers filed for...

New backyard succulent bed

Last summer I blogged about an awkward planting bed on the north side of the house. It’s only two feet deep, it’s bordered/bisected by our two air conditioners and it has no automatic irrigation. Shortly after we bought the house 15 years ago, we...
by Bamboo and More on Oct 6, 2012

Baby steps

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about some of the changes I was planning to make to our garden this fall. Towards the top of my list is this bed that we see from our kitchen window: It is on the far side of our small backyard lawn which has gotten r...
by Bamboo and More on Oct 5, 2012

Back Door Kitchen Herbs

One of the things we've been wanting to do here at Mourning Dove Cottage is cut back on yard maintenance.  Over the years the shrubs and trees have grown so large that we seemed to be pruning and cutting back all the time.  Outside the back...
by Mourning Dove Cottage on Sep 25, 2012

Changes ahead

In other parts of the country and the world, fall has arrived. Here we’re expecting 94°F today and fall is just a word on the calendar. While I love early summer when heat-loving plants really get going, late summer is one of my least favorite tim...
by Bamboo and More on Sep 25, 2012

Stir Fried Ivy Gourd with Onion

    Are you familiar with Ivy gourds? I know it is quite common in India and probably in a lot of other Asian countries and it goes by many names.     I was quite young when my first encounter happened with this vegetable. It wa...
by eCurry on Sep 18, 2012

The garden after our vacation

As hard as it is to come back from vacation, one thing I always look forward to is seeing what has changed in the garden. Davis has been in the throes of a heat wave that started during our last week of vacation so many plants are stressed. Others lo...
by Bamboo and More on Aug 13, 2012

DO YOU SEE THE DIAMONDS AROUND YOU?

The other day I was rummaging through a file folder looking for a particular item when my eyes fell upon a yellowed sheet of paper that had scribbled on it a true story that I had written down many years […]...
by Wilcom Deziner on Jun 23, 2012

New backyard furniture

In January I broke the glass top of our backyard dining table. For a while I way toying with the idea of crafting a mosaic top but lethargy got the better of me. As spring rolled on, it became clear we needed a replacement—sooner rather than later.
by Bamboo and More on May 15, 2012

Hammock heaven

In my mind, hammocks conjure up the ultimate in tropical relaxation. Lying on your back on what feels like a cushion of air, watching the clouds go by overhead, enjoying the gentle swaying motion from the wind—what could be better!   For yea...
by Bamboo and More on Apr 30, 2012

Outdoor Movies: Why They May Be Perfect For Adults And Children Alike

In order to be the best host or hostess, one important thing that you need to do is to discover how you can rent a massive inflatable screen for outdoor [...]...
by Dofollow Blog on Mar 12, 2012

Bluetooth speaker showdown: Jawbone Jambox vs. Logitech Wireless Boombox

I recently found myself needing nice battery-powered wireless speakers for use with my iPhone, iPad, and Mac.Airplay is great for stationary speaker systems when you are in one place and on a Wi-Fi network. However, when you want to go to the back ya...
by Toplist101 on Feb 28, 2012

What I Miss About Summer

I was going through my photo archives the other day and stumbled across some pictures I took last summer.  I really miss summer.  Dear Summer/Spring/warm weather…please come back soon. Here is what I miss about Summer: THE BACK PORCH. Every m...
by Grown From Scratch on Feb 8, 2012


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