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Yesterday I sat out on my swing with a cup of tea to enjoy the beautiful fall afternoon. Before I knew it, I was putting mulch around my recently trimmed perennials. Its best to add mulch after the ground freezes or the first frost.   Sometimes I do it when it’s most convenient for me though. This fall I am using shredded dry leaves and cut grass to keep the soil a consistent temperature over the winter and prevent my plants from dying. I usually use compost, but I’ve used all the compost in a new flower bed. To mulch the plants, I applied about a 2” layer of shredded leaves and grass around the base of each plant. I then used my gardening tool and worked it into the soil a little – mostly to prevent it from blowing away.   By spring, the combination will have decomposed and my plants will look great. If theres any mulch left, I’ll simply rake it off. If you like to flower garden and live in a colder climate, you’ll find winter mulching really beneficial. Have a nice day. Linda

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My brother in law, Bob, sent our family this photo of himself with his recent project – a snow sculpture. Bob is a great example of what it looks like to give to ones community. He has been Scouting for 32 years. Last year he was awarded the medal of merit for Outstanding Service to Scouting. He also just completed his 25th year with the local Volunteer Firemen’s Association. To top things off, he is an amazing pumpkin carver. I asked him what prompted him to build this sculpture  – here is what he wrote…. (more…)

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I came across this popular blog, Makeshift Project, and thought you might like to follow this art and research project. This Canadian woman is wearing clothing that she makes herself  (including shoes) – for one year.  Click here to go the blog.

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Since moving back to his small Quebec home town a number of years ago, my brother in law has taken up employment as a tour bus operator. He really enjoys this line of work.  We had a great opportunity to visit with him last night – just outside our city. You see, Gaetan is part of a convoy of 15 tour buses heading to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in B.C.

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I came across this website recently  – Well.ca.  It is a Canadian online drugstore –  (good for us Canadians).  Shipping is free.  I looked at a few products that I use and found the prices to be very reasonable.  I will be ordering soon.  Check out the blog also. Bye for now, Linda


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This is my first post ever.  I thought I would jump right in although I am still learning about blogging and using WordPress. My target audience is women of all ages. I hope to update the blog weekly. Any additional posting will be bonuses.   I have added links to two websites that I enjoy looking at. The sites are: Homemade Simple and Readers Digest. These sites provide good wholesome information on many topics of interest. Thanks for stopping by. Linda

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