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Fall Colors in My Yard

Happy December everyone! It is so nice to see the beautiful fall colors in my yard.  My tree is so pretty.  It's enjoying the Texas fall weather here before dropping the leaves off for the winter.  Nature is amazing.
by Mhar's Display on Dec 16, 2016

Weeding my garden

It's rainy season and in my past experience it is easier to weed out a garden when the soil is still wet.  So I have decided last week to start the clean up and started to remove weeds that have actually grown in some areas of our backyard. Uproo...
by A Housband's Blog on Sep 4, 2016

Studio Build Progress

A quick update: I’ve been working on the interior of my new studio, a little bit at a time whenever I’m able. It’s moving along, slowly but surely. I’m working on the electric wiring. All the wires are run, which was the hard...

Chinese Radish - an update

As I was checking on the status of my potted fruit and vegetable plants I was surprised when I saw my Chinese Radish, I sow these seeds on the 22nd of this month and two days after, it has started to germinate.. Radish seeds have started to Germi...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 25, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Ivy League Trimming

As the old saying goes, "it's a jungle out there." And we'd have to agree.This summer has felt like a battle against the elements when it comes to our home's vegetation. Take our ivy, for example. When we purchased our home in 2003 it was one of the...
by Old Town Home on Aug 23, 2016

Planting Chinese Radish in a Pot

As I was checking the vegetable seeds that I was able to buy and collect months ago, it came into my attention a package that I bought in a local gardening shop in our place, this one package of Chinese Radish. Looking at the expiration date, it is...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 22, 2016

Making My Own Compost Bin

Since I started gardening last year, one of the things that I really would like to have is my own compost bin, buying one however can cost more that could exceed my monthly  budget for gardening. An alternative then is to  build my own, the proble...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 21, 2016

Art Studio: Orange Exterior Paint

I settled on Behr’s “Bonfire Night” shade of orange for the exterior of my new studio! I might change it up in the future, but it’ll be this color for a while at least. I did all this painting myself–about 9 hours of wor...

Growing Ginger in a Pot

According to wikipedia Image From Wikipedia Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.  It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems abo...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 18, 2016

Our Guava Tree

Guava Tree One of the common question that I normally encounter whenever I search for the word "guava" in the World Wide Web is "how do you determine if a guava fruit is ripe enough for picking?" We have a guava tree in our new home, most probably...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 16, 2016

Garlic in a pot

After transferring to our new home, I'm now closer to the garden that I used to tend a year back, since that garden is located right in our backyard. Thus, my inclination on backyard farming have returned as my son had started before. My small pot...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 13, 2016

My Son's pet Chickens

Bosie and Chicklet Last year, my son was fascinated by food colored chicks being sold at the local wet market during market days.  Peddlers for these colored chicks are common in our country, that most of the time you will see them during fiestas o...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 13, 2016

Backyard Gardening

In my recent post, I mentioned about the two plants that have survived the rainy season last year, here they are now. Fig 1. "Kalamansi" Tree First is the Calamondin (Kalamansi) tree (Fig 1) that I had bought in a nursery near our place more than...
by A Housband's Blog on Aug 12, 2016

Building of Cedar Lee Art Studio

After, oh, about 17 years of painting as an adult, I have worked in…TEN that I can count off the top of my head (maybe more?) different studio spaces. This includes two rented spaces, two basements, one outbuilding, at least four “spare...

10 Backyard-Friendly Games for Kids

Summer entertaining is still in full swing and will be for a couple more months. Keep kids of all ages busy with these 10 backyard-friendly outdoor games. . Disclosure: Post includes sponsored content for eBay. All thoughts, opinions & love for s...
by is this REALLY my life? on Aug 4, 2016

Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox with Canopy and Two Bench Seats

Badger Basket Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox with Canopy and Two Bench Seats This is like the cadillac of sandboxes. It has a canopy to keep the sand and kids cool. The benches fold down to cover the sand when not in use, which keeps it cleaner an...
by A Thrifty Mom on Jul 29, 2016

DIY Backyard Sunshade

photo by thekreativelife.com Does your backyard or patio lack sufficient shade during the day? Spending time outdoors on a hot day is not a lot of fun when little shade is available. What you... Visit my website for full links, other content, a...
by Find My DIY on Jul 28, 2016

hmmm, secret gardening tips :)

so as you probably guessed from my last post, it is a TAD hot right now, 2nd week of 90 and above weather. So I have been watering my plants more, but I have started putting ice on the ground next to them.  Not on the plants themselves, just around...
by Me and the Damn Cat on Jul 27, 2016

Swimming Pools’ Dirty Secrets Keep your backyard oasis from becoming a germy cesspool this summer

Swimming Pools’ Dirty SecretsKeep your backyard oasis from becoming a germy cesspool this summerRising temperatures have people ready to beat the summer heat by jumping into thenearest swimming pool. Before you make a splash though, the CDC recentl...
by Everything Changes on Jul 27, 2016

*Monday Memos*

*MONDAY MEMOS*      (If pictures are too small, just click to enlarge) Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!dear monday, I got out on my run early today because it is just so hot.  I even...
by Beacon of Hope on Jul 25, 2016


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