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  1. Freebies
    Free Woodworking Plans for the Outdoors Free Woodworking Plans - Alphabetical or by category - it's your choice
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    We're in the midst of deciding on our top three houses. In the listings, they give us the front exposure direction and for me, having a large backyard garden is essential. I plan on making the garden pretty large, considering the lot sizes in Edmonton are pretty big (50 x 100 at the start)...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    I live in a flat in San Francisco, which is a house that was basically converted into 2 separate apartments. When I moved in (about a month ago) my roommates mentioned in passing that they and the people living in the other flat never used the backyard and it was very unkempt. I finally got...
  4. DIY
    We have a nice sized hill in our backyard. The people behind us and the people to one side have their water runoff coming onto our property. Yes, we should have noticed before we bought but ..... When we did notice it, it didn't seem to be a problem. It comes down the hill on the right side...
  5. Pets
    He was just beautiful!
  6. Question and Answer
    Monkeys!!! I'd would go out every morning and give each of them a banana too.
  7. General Chat
    I had posted about making a fort out of an old tree branch that had fallen during a cold front. Well...we just had to go buy a new washer & I took the box & made another fort & set it beside the tree branch fort. Dh said that he will wait awhile before cutting up the branch(brush pick up is in 5...
  8. Pests
    Does anyone know how to keep ants out of the compost bin? We just set one up, and I've noticed a few in there. I want to keep them under control before they set up house, and overrun the backyard!
  9. Question and Answer
    We live in a typical suburban neighborhood, maybe a little older/more run down than the cookie-cutter neighborhoods sprouting up all over the place. I'm interested in learning about keeping a few chickens in the back to provide eggs for us. Don't have a lot of cash to invest, and honestly I...
  10. Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    The kids and hubby had great time, hubby actually fell asleep this time in the tent lol I got the bed to myself heheheheh It wa so quiet, I hope next Staurday its nice again, I saved enough money off check to make sure for the next few weeks to look for clothes for kids at yard sales. If I can't...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    I think i'd stay away from the doll heads on sticks, takes a very special person & yard to pull that look off. ;) http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/offthemap/#
  12. General Chat
    I was typing away here, I face out into our backyard, and I saw that our cat Hettie was frozen to stone looking at something. I went outside and saw what I thought was a water dragon head.  I walked down there to get the cat and I saw it was instead a really REALLY big snake coiled up, ready to...
  13. General Chat
    Hi all, I'm asking for some input from pool owners, we are talking about puttin a above grd pool in our yard. It will be a BIG expense since we are not even fenced. Pros & cons if you have any ??cau:smball:
  14. Leisure & Media Arts
    We had a snake in the backyard this morning.  I noticed it when DH went to work.  I phoned him and he said: "yeah, it's been there for 2 days. I forgot to put it in the rubbish bin."  Pfffffft.  I might have to fire that man. ;)   Anyhow, It looks like a small green tree snake and I think my bad...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
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  16. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.jackiefrench.com/backyard.html
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    I've just been out back in the greenhouse potting up some seeds.  I thought you might enjoy some photos so here they are. This first one is the gateway to my vegie patch.  When I first painted the gate, my DH nearly flipped LOL.  After 7 years, he now loves the gate. ;)
  18. Simple Living
    This was the view from our deck one nice evening.
  19. Crafts for kids
    http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/hottopic/camp_crafts_ip/
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    I was introduced to chickens by my grandmother, Stella Gladys. My first memory of her is in her backyard, feeding and talking to them. Stella Gladys, who hated to be called “granny” had ten red hens. I don’t know if they were Rhode Island Reds but they were definitely red hens and they...
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