So, They are Good for Something: How Your Kids Can Keep You Fit

Spring is in the air, and I can’t be the only person who feels energetic and ready to take up some sort of regular exercise. But time is short and classes are expensive, and who wants to spend their precious free time away from their home and sofa? Then it occurred to me: Aren’t I doing all my exercising during the day anyway? Properly organized and utilized, looking after small children can match any other sport in intensity. Plus, it’s all free! Here are a few ideas to get you started. (If you don’t have any children of your own, ask your neighbors, friends or acquaintances. They will probably lend you theirs quite willingly.) Read More So, They are Good for Something: How Your Kids Can Keep You Fit

Refashion an Old Birdcage as a Garden Planter

I bring home a substantial amount of crap. In my head, there is a vision, but the side-eye I receive until the finished product is presented is substantial. Read More Refashion an Old Birdcage as a Garden Planter

Border Wars: Battle of the Bunnies

As I’m still in my reader request mode, this week we’re focusing on bunnies and how to keep those adorable little bastards out of your garden. Since I actually have three rescue rabbits and have fostered more in the past, bunnies are a subject I actually know a weird amount about. (Wanna talk about rabbit social hierarchy systems in regards to grooming? I’m your weirdo.) Read More Border Wars: Battle of the Bunnies

This Open Thread Is Not Amused

I’ve been away from home for five weeks now, and I was wondering how my garden was doing. After a few days of gentle reminders, left-at-home husband duly sent a picture – and it turns out an entire border of lovingly sown wildflowers has disappeared. Someone has obviously been too helpful, and I’ve just poured myself another glass of wine. Read More This Open Thread Is Not Amused

Going Corporate: Plants in the Workplace and Plants for Allergy Sufferers

I used to work at a hospital as a receptionist. Part of my job duties included delivering the flowers and plants people brought for their loved ones, and it was always something I looked forward to and enjoyed doing. I was the bearer of good news, and it was a nice change from setting up the conference room for families to grieve in after a death. Read More Going Corporate: Plants in the Workplace and Plants for Allergy Sufferers