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  • Gardening With Milk Jugs

    Over the winter I had been rescuing all of the 4-liter milk jugs from the recycling bin. Recycling is a great thing to do with milk jugs of course, but I just couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to have plenty of useful plastic containers to help me with my gardening this spring, and all for free! Let me pass some on my ideas on to you and see you find them useful too.

  • Homemade Mosquito trap


    Ah spring!

    I am so glad that the end of winter is at hand and soon the grass and trees will be green. I look forward to the yard work and the planting of flowers. I can't wait to see our roses come out of their winter bed and start to grow and bloom again.


  • Dead Lawnmower To Planting Cart

    Last summer my old lawn mower gave up the ghost. The engine was way beyond fixing and the cost of a new engine was just about the cost of a whole new mower so I bought a new mower but I still had the old one. See the deck, wheels and handle were still in good shape, I hated the thought of just getting rid of it but to keep it I had to find a good use for it.

  • Living Shamrocks For St. Patrick's Day

     My Sprouts group did a really neat craft last week. My leader likes us learn how to grow things. This time she showed us how to grow seeds on sponges. We built living shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Ice Lights

    It’s been really cold at night. Grampa said he wanted to work on something special. So he told me to bring over any empty ice cream buckets we had at home. We had 3. Grampa had 2 buckets. 


  • Animal Pictures Made From Leaves

    Last week teacher told us to go outside after school and pick up as many different shapes and sizes of leaves that we could find. 

  • The Colours of Autumn

    My Dad mentioned the other day that the leaves don’t seem to be changing colour as fast this year as they normally do. It’s funny that so often someone talks about something and a while later you see something about that very thing on the Discovery Channel or something else. Well, on the news they were talking about how our leaves are late in changing because of our unusually warm weather. I learned all about why leaves change in grade school, but it was nice to have a refresher on the process.

  • Fall Chores

    It is undeniable, summer is almost over and fall is getting closer. The weather is still very nice but the days are noticeably shorter and the air in the morning has a decided fresh, cool feeling to it. Soon the leaves will all be taking on their autumn colours and falling all over my yard. Seems it is time to think about all the yard chores that have to be done in the next few weeks.
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