Monthly Archives: September 2011

Home and garden irreverence

As I’ve said before, gadgets aren’t really my thing. Still, gardeners are always looking for interesting new items for the yard. What’s more, laughter is good for you! I was doing some on-line research for Sunday and visited Ship of Fools. I got … Continue reading

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The Great Tomato Mystery: solved!

At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a post about my mystery plant. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was. It was supposed to be a tomato, but didn’t look like one. So I adopted two of them out … Continue reading

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I’m dreaming of a…new freezer

Several months ago, our refrigerator died a smoky and dramatic death (the compressor broke). We survived for quite a while with nothing but a beer fridge in the garage, cramming as much as we could into a very small space, which was never enough … Continue reading

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My garden’s first vandalism

Our house and our neighbourhood are about 16 years old. Many people moved in here when their kids were babies, which means we now have roving bands of teenagers on the streets during the summer. These kids, who seem to have very little … Continue reading

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The unexpected gift of a critter in the car

Years ago in Strathroy, we lived in a country house. It had a few apple trees in the backyard and a rose garden (Those poor things. I never knew how to look after them very well). It had a single car garage, too, … Continue reading

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My husband is a gadget freak

My husband loves gadgets. He has a lime-press and an extra long shoe horn (I’ve never used it but he swears it’s a necessity). A couple of years ago he bought me a cherry-pitter, even though we hardly ever eat cherries. He … Continue reading

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