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Cranky Complaints-Lady Buys BOOKS! (or tries to)

Utterly shameless!
Wow, I have no shame.  The following contains promo plugs for various things and I’m doing it to wi…

Slugproof Foliage: Columbine (bad) vs Astilbe (good)
All the slugs and snails and whatnot – well, I still find them flattering, and I’m happy they love …

Moment of Terror
“Jennifer!”[Have I mentioned I hate my name?  I know that even if you’re given a terrible name at b…

There is no hole
Is that the terrifying part about death?  The sad part about losing someone close? There is no hole…

Done
With four phone calls, the screech of a taxi’s tires, screaming from Gavriel Zev, who has been rest…

Despite
our smugness over the fact that we're composting in the backyard and therefore our garbage, co…

Capsicum Annuum “Explosive Ember” Hot Pepper

Container Magic
I love this container!  I planted it up earlier this season with a “whirling butterflies” gaura, en…

Blah
Don’t love yellow flowers, especially this shade, and all of a sudden what I thought was a coneflow…

p.s.
She is coming back on Monday on the condition that I give her a ride in from the airport.  Really …

Lethargic Summer Shabbos Menu
I cannot do the cats any longer.  Cannot.  Cannot.  Really can not.  It is ruining my life.  Ted …

What’s this? Of *course* it’s erev Shabbos!
You know it’s erev Shabbos when… the high-quality, name-brand faucet handle simply comes off in you…

Jfer’s Field of Dreams
If I grow it, corn will come… That’s right:  now that the warm weather is here, SFG Bed #1 has beco…

SFG Update
Looking more lush, but blighted as usual… leaf miners in the chard (I cut it down in the hope again…

Taking Advantage
May I just say how much I really, really, REALLY dislike when kids assume that stuff is "thei…

Broken Peony
In the end, we only got one blossom this year.  And now, the rain got it and it’s finished.

Something’s Rottin’!
I finally declared Composter #2 to be officially FULL.  We’ve been piling stuff in since March, and…

Garden roundup
Today’s high:  definitely petunias!  The smell of them as I walk through the door in the evenings… …

Even EASIER cheaper than ever Sub-I planter
(self-watering, that is!)Let’s just see if it works.Ingredients:~ Large tub (free by the side of th…

Erev Shabbos Homegrown Bouquets
Two this time – we ate at my mother’s house so I brought the one on the left to her.   The salvias …

A movie? What's that?
We never go to movies; well, almost never.  But tomorrow night, my sister has agreed to babysit, s…

Homeschooling Jewish Subjects
In response to a discussion of rabbinic objections to homeschooling in the area of limudei kodesh …

OMG
We are not even halfway through 2009 and already I have more blog posts in 2009. Maybe I need a shr…

Wow
From the May 2nd, 1930, issue of the Canadian Jewish Review.  This is my grandparents.I guess “Lapi…

Oh. Well.
Morbidly checked the website of the Jewish funeral home in another city, just in case the person I…

Past-blasting!
Just found this while getting everything off the sinking ship of my old Geocities site (no, I’m not…

Sub-irrigated Planters Update
Three weeks and a bit later, and here’s what we’ve got…Planter 1:  Children’s Garden Roma tomato, p…

Fruit from seeds
A quick update on the fruits I am growing from seeds.  Well, two plants / trees:~ A lemon, just a p…