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DIARY, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023
from 2023 in ( life / home-garden / blog / shopping )

Went to homedepot.comHome Depot today for one of those door-closer things for screen doors. I'd carelessly left ours propped open and the wind weakened its hinges overnight. When I pushed on it to close it, a bracket snapped and the door flew open instead of closing. I looked for a replacement at the ... read more

TIPS TO MAKE YOUR EXTREME BACKYARD INSTALLATION COME TO LIFE
from 2023 in ( life / home-garden / entertainment )

namexpkyyidwusmj Submitted by publichealthlibrary.orgSteve Johnson . Photo Credit: pexels.com/photo/photography-of-man-riding-motocross-dirt-bike-during-daytiime-2745835/Roger Lagesse via Pexels A backyard is just a backyard, right? Wrong! There ar... read more

THERE IS STILL TIME TO GROW THESE FROM SEED
from 2022 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

According to this gardening video ( youtube.com/watch?v7ecAQbZaIDY&t352sWhat Vegetables Can I Still Plant in August? IN ANY CLIMATE ), there's still time (60 days before first frost) to grow these FROM SEED: /images/garden.webp... read more

HOW TO RESCUE A GARDEN DESTROYED BY GRAZON CONTAMINATION
from 2022 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

We have about 80 acres in pasture. Four years ago, our co-op started a spraying program. Having horses, Grazon was recommended. I was told it was safe for the horses to stay in the pasture while it was sprayed and even ok for the horses to eat while still wet. I was never told not to compost the manure. Two years ago, I started compo... read more

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR YARD BY PLANNING AN EDIBLE LANDSCAPE
from 2022 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

(Natural News) A home garden is a must-have for any prepper. Even if you live in a small house or apartment, you can grow vegetables and herbs on a window sill or in containers like pots or buckets. With some planning, you can also turn your yard into an edible landscape before SHTF. (h/t to TheSurvivalMom.com)... read more

THERE, I FIXED IT
from 2022 in ( culture / humor / home-garden / chores )

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BACKYARD WEED THAT MIGHT REPLACE ALL YOUR MEDICATIONS
from 2022 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

A powerful, pesky weed can potentially replace all of your medications, and it's probably growing in your backyard. youtube.com/watch?vSFWvKhiP2SwBackyard Weed That Might Replace ALL Your Medications ... read more

LIFE, FARMING, GARDENING - SUCH A GREAT VIDEO
from 2021 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

Great information about life, farming, gardening and more from THE HIGHWIRE bitchute.com/video/gldEPK5OWw3z/Watch on Bitchute Amazing how easy it would be for farmers who use lots of chemicals to regenerate their depleted soil. If you know a farmer, pass it on to them!... read more

PERMACULTURE & DECENTRALIZATION WITH PENNY LIVINGSTON
from 2021 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

The Conscious Resistance Network presents: The Activation Episode 3: Permaculture & Decentralization with Penny Livingston In the 3rd episode of The Activation, Derrick Broze talks with Penny Livingston, a permaculture teacher, activist, and public speaker. Derrick and Penny... the... read more

ON THE SUBJECT OF BIDETS
from 2020 in ( culture / humor / home-garden )

Hilarious conversation I came across on thegatewaypundit.comthegatewaypundit.com in the comment section of an article...No toilet paper for you!I have a bidet. Best investment eva!How do you dry your crack?It has a built in blow (heated) dryer.Holy moly! I'm slumming it with my basic... read more

COUNTERTOP DISHWASHER
from 2020 in ( education / tech / home-garden / appliances )

Cool! myheatworks.com/?utm-sourceadroll&utm-mediumadroll&utm-campaignadrollTetra countertop dishwasher made for small spaces.The only dishwasher that doesn't require plumbing. Engineered for small spaces. And now a CES 2019 Best Of Innovation Award Honoree.... read more

WANT TO HELP BEES? LEAVE THE DANDELIONS ALONE THIS SPRING
from 2020 in ( life / health / environment / home-garden )

The British Ecological Society is encouraging people to mow around dandelions, buttercups, and other flowering weeds to help pollinators.... goodnewsnetwork.org/leave-dandelions-alone-to-help-bees-this-spring/Read, listen or watch the rest her... read more

WINTER ORANGES IN NEBRASKA
from 2019 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

Amazing. Nebraska retiree uses Earth's heat to grow oranges in snow... See youtube.com/watch?vZD-3-gsgsnkyoutube.com/watch?vZD-3-gsgsnk Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch gr... read more

ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES AND BEES TO YOUR GARDEN BY REDUCING WI-FI
from 2019 in ( life / health / environment / home-garden )

Attract butterflies and bees to your garden, reduce wi-fi. A happy garden is a wireless-free garden. Decades of research has already determined that plants and insects as well as animals and people are harmed by exposure to wireless radiation.Read, listen... read more

DIGGING A SHALLOW WELL
from 2019 in ( life / health / advice / home-garden )

Digging a shallow well from dowsing to digging to capping. This shallow well will provide water for our bees and supporting plants. This dig uses a modified hand auger and took about 4 hours to complete (17 feet with nearly 4 feet of water).This guy makes it look easy: youtu.be/5rYPR... read more

EASIEST CONTAINER-FRIENDLY FOOD PLANTS
from 2017 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

We've found 35 fruits and vegetables that you can grow in containers. These range from bananas and citrus fruits to tomatoes, cucumbers, and just about anything else that you would normally plant in a larger garden.: target... read more

FOLDING CLOTHES
from 2017 in ( life / home-garden / chores )

I thought I'd watch some sports on TV while folding clothes (making up for my complete lack of chores yesterday). My viewing choices were NBA basketball (where travelling is only called/penalized after 4 or 5 steps), bull riding (where I just feel sorry for the bulls), or a dog show (where I just couldn't care less). My sister Lucy ... read more

FENCE GUY
from 2016 in ( life / home-garden / humor )

So, the wife texts me saying, Fence guy quoted $35500 to do the fence. He's coming out Wednesday.This is a fence repair for a small backyard, not a new thousand acre fence.Me: How much?!Wife (paraphrasing): Oops, I left out the decimal point!... read more

MILLION POLLINATOR GARDEN CHALLENGE
from 2015 in ( life / health / environment / home-garden )

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health an... read more

GARDEN THIEVES
from 2014 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

Just finished putting up chicken wire around my strawberries. Elizabeth picked one last night, turned it around to look at it, and discovered that it had been bitten into. We can only assume it was rabbits. How many were ruined? I asked. Four, she said. In my garden, that's a LOT. :) Anyway, hopefully the wire (not to mention th... read more

BEE-FRIENDLY PLANTS? THINK AGAIN
from 2014 in ( life / health / environment / home-garden )

Good info. I wonder if AceHardware.comAce Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer's market. Honey bees are up against a lot these days, no thanks to a lack of action from EPA. And new data released today adds to the growing list of c... read more

NEW WASHER
from 2013 in ( life / home-garden / appliances )

The new washer was delivered today. I let them take the old one away even though we'd just bought it (used) a week ago. That's right, it lasted just one week. Oh well, we didn't really need that $200 (after tax and delivery), anyway. </sarcasm>I say let them take it because I could have had the repairman from the store, DT... read more

HOUSE CLEANING
from 2013 in ( life / home-garden / chores / humor )

While doling out who would be doing what for today's house cleaning project, my wife Tara assigned the following to me: Strip and make the bed. Knowing me, she then felt the need to clarify. That means strip the bed. I'll just let that sink in for those who don't immediately get it.During the chores, she told Elizabeth ... read more

STRUGGLE IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
from 2013 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

No, not just me and my pathetic crop management. While that's definitely been a struggle, there have apparently been physical altercations going on in the garden, specifically on top of the onions. The tops of those plants - once so proud and erect - are all now bent over. I hope they're not broken, not that I guess it will affect the ... read more

GREAT SUCTION
from 2013 in ( life / home-garden / chores )

In preparation for the much-anticipated xfinity.com/Comcast installation (Internet, not TV), I do as they suggest and clear out a space where I want them to put the cable wall jack. Once I have that space cleared, I decide to vacuum the area. It's almost an instinctive reaction: You clear out a spac... read more

GARDEN IMPROVEMENTS
from 2013 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

I finished up my little rain barrel project yesterday. My three rain barrels used to be underneath the downspout coming off the roof. And that's great for catching the most rain, but the problem was that it is downhill from and not close enough to the garden where it's needed. I've looked into pumps, but they're expensive, which ... read more

TRIED TO MOW THE LAWN
from 2013 in ( life / home-garden / chores )

Well, I tried to mow the lawn, but the lawnmower wouldn't start. I swear. :) It's probably all clogged up from sitting there unused all winter. It was a hand-me-down mower, anyway, probably in need of replacing, but that's just not in the budget right now.Actually, the yard looks better au natural at the moment b... read more

I LOST MY TOMATO PLANTS
from 2013 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

We had a freeze Tuesday night, so I lost my tomato plants and probably my cucumbers. :( I replaced those original tomato plants, adding cherry tomatoes, and might have lost those too because, even though I hadn't planted them yet, I screwed up and left them outside one night when it got below freezing. So, those along with a new batch of... read more

THIS YEAR'S (2013) VEGETABLE GARDEN
from 2013 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

My checklist for this year's vegetable garden:Soil tilled? Check! Top soil added? Check! Plants bought? Check! Seeds for plants not available for purchase? Check! Plants planted? Check!Now the watering ... and waiting begins! Oh, you're wondering what I planted? Lettuce, room for cabbage, Strawberries, Cucumbers, Onions, room for b... read more

BRITISH TOWN GROWS ALL OF ITS OWN VEGETABLES, IMPROVED CIVIC LIFE
from 2011 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

activistpost.com/2011/12/British-town-grows-all-of-its-own.htmlBritish town grows all of its own vegetables, witnesses improved civic life and reduced crime as a result When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began inst... read more

PICK-YOUR-OWN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FARMS
from 2011 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

This could prove useful as food (and gas) prices soar this coming year: Where to pickyourown.org/Find Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms /Orchards for Local, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Pumpkins, Along With Canning, Freezing & Preserving Instructions!Find a pick your own... read more

4 SIMPLE WAYS TO MINIMIZE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS
from 2010 in ( life / help / advice / home-garden )

We are addicted to chemicals: bleach, ammonia, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, fabric softener, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, body creams, shave gel, dish soap, antibacterial spray, deodorizer, mildew remover, and the list goes on and on.... read more

SAFETY FIRST
from 2010 in ( life / health / safety / home-garden )

Always wear your safety glasses when mowing the lawn or weed-eating. I didn't today (though I do half the time), and I got hit in the eye with a rock that was launched by the mower blade, bounced off the side of the house, and hit me in the left eye. My first thought after I let go of the mower - which killed the engine - and put my hands... read more

INSTALLED THE NEW DISHWASHER
from 2010 in ( life / home-garden / appliances )

I finally got around to installing the new dishwasher that Tara's sister Stephanie mysteriously bought for us. Not sure why, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Seriously, if anyone ever feels like giving me something, feel free! :) Anyway, taking apart the old one (and its hoses) released the most foul stench into the house. When Ta... read more

VEGETABLE GARDEN 2010
from 2010 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

Hopefully, this third time is the charm! It (the garden) has begun. See pictures, below. Click to zoom in: /images/2010garden1.webp - /images/2010garden2.webp - /images/2010garden3.webp... read more

WHAT TO PLANT NOW
from 2009 in ( life / health / food / home-garden )

Just FYI if you were wondering, 'cuz I was. In my case, it's the middle of September.Broccoli. If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety, you can harvest well into November.Source: ufseeds.com/learning/what-to-plant-now#Septem... read more

NEW FENCE
from 2009 in ( life / home-garden / chores )

I forgot to mention I built a fence last weekend. It only spans about 12 feet from the side of the house to the retaining wall dividing us from our slightly-uphill neighbor. I've still got to cut a gate into it. Hopefully, I can pull that off. I pulled it off. /images/fence.webp... read more


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