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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Easy Compost Bucket0

  I never expected to be a compost junky but I’ve become one. No banana peel or pear core or basket of coffee grounds goes uncomposted.

Pool Cleaning Tips0

My girlfriend and I recently purchased a house (yay!).  And this house has a pool (double yay!).

Tomato Season – Bring It On!0

  I can already taste them. Juicy and warm picked fresh from the vine. The hardest part is getting them to last the short trip from the garden to the kitchen. Tomatoes are warm season lovers. They pout and throw fits if you plant them out too early with cool night temperatures and unexpected cold [...]

DIY: Home Brewing0

Home brewing has enjoyed a resurgence over the past ten years or so.  As a result, many beer lovers have found a new hobby with some cost savings benefit, too.

Jiffy-7 Peat Pellets0

  I remember my father pulling out the Jiffy Peat Pellets every spring. He’d fill Mom’s large glass Pyrex baking dish with warm water and let me drop in the round disks of compressed peat moss. I loved watching them float around the dish, absorbing all the water and expanding into puffy pots ready for [...]

Internet Tools: How to Build a Fence0

  I like walking around naked.  Bad mental image?   If you’ve seen pictures of me,  you know what a scary idea that is. 

Kindle™ Around the House0

I was given a Kindle 3G wireless reader as a gift and wasn’t sure how I’d like it. Well, I do. It’s slim, lightweight and easy to use. And I think it has great applications for do-it-yourself projects around the house.

A Second Chance for Building Materials0

A movement to deconstruct and reuse building materialts has been a growing trend  for almost 20 years now.  It’s saved thousands of tons of building scraps from being  dumped into landfills. What was once considered the cheapskate’s way of renovating has become a way of doing business in the residential and commercial building industries.   Building professionals [...]

Flower Press2

    I’m not handy with power tools. In fact, I’m more uncomfortable with them than anything else. Fortunately I married someone who uses power tools like they’re extra appendages. Drilling, sawing, and sanding are second nature to him.  Consequently,  I drag him into projects on a fairly regular basis taking advantage of his skills [...]

Privet Hedge0

  The road in front of our house is a steep hill that people like to zip their cars up and down at a pretty good clip. The only thing that stands between our front yard and the street is a privet hedge that provides a good degree of privacy as well as protection from [...]

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