“Apples to Apples” – Tips for a Successful Paint Project

I’m so relieved to know more than one excellent painter I trust, whose presence in my home is at the very least pleasant and unobtrusive, who is orderly and respectful of my personal environment. Personally, I’m more comfortable with someone working in my own home–or in homes of my clients–who has a fairly low profile […]

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The Best Book on Growing Grapes

The Complete Grape Growing System by Danie Wium is by far the best book I have read about growing grapes. Danie has a ‘grape farm’ and this is what he does for a living. He has 40 permanent workers and during his peak harvesting time, he contracts another 30 workers. He knows grapes! Danie’s book […]

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All New Square Foot Gardening Review

This all new revision of a classic gardening book has been a gardening and horticulture best seller on Amazon for quite some time. It’s got a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating and currently sells for just about $12 on Amazon, which isn’t too terribly bad. However, although the reviews of Mr. Bartholomew’s square foot […]

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Scare Birds Away With Predator Decoys

Each year homeowners are plagued with pest birds wanting to live in and eat out of their yards. Birds such as sparrows and crows love to eat the seeds out of your newly planted garden, while geese love to devour your lawn. If you have any fruit trees, they are certainly not safe from pest […]

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Have You Got Your Preppers Supplies List Ready?

Preppers supplies are readily available on the internet. It makes sense to keep a substantial stock of medical supplies canned food matches torches batteries etc for the day a disaster strikes. Often your partner or family will not support your accumulation of preppers supplies until the time comes when the power goes out your water […]

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Orchid Types for Your Home

Some of the most interesting plants that you may find at your local nursery or home improvements garden center is the Orchid. The Orchid is an exquisite flower and very unique as it stands out among the rest of the flowers that are available to purchase. The Orchid usually has one long stem which has […]

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The Finnish Bed (Suomalainen Sanky)

Suomalainen sanky (The Finnish Bed), by ethnologist Leena Sammallahti and researcher Marja-Liisa Lehto (SKS 2006), is an illustrated history of Finnish sleeping arrangements, from simple benches along the wall, once common in many farmhouses, to elaborately carved and cushioned laps of luxury from upper-class homes. Sammallahti wanted to place the Finnish bed into the spotlight […]

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