It is time to prune any fruit trees you have. It should be started when they are young to improve tree structure for the rest of it’s life, but can be done on a tree of any age if you are determined. It is best done in late winter. This will insure that they grow into a tree which is easy to pick from for years to come, improves fruit quality, resists disease, and will not break under its load when bearing heavily….
Bible In 90 Days…What Does That Have To Do With Cleaning?
(Re-posting: This is my third year, and now I listen year ’round not trying to force the 90 day period)
Is it a fair statement to say that we cannot grow more Christlike if we don’t remain in the Word of God?
Starting January 2, I began a challenge to read the Bible in 90 days. I felt the leading to do this but soon realized I could be in over my head….
One Of The Family, by Frederick G. Cotman
Do you regularly share family mealtime together?
Time Health Magazine states:
“It’s in the teenage years that this daily investment [of eating together] pays some of its biggest dividends.
Studies show that the more often families eat together, the less likely kids are to smoke, drink, do drugs, get depressed, develop eating disorders and consider suicide, and the more likely they are to do well in school, delay having sex, eat their vegetables, learn big words and know which fork to use.
Family mealtime is about civilizing children. It’s about teaching them to be a member of their culture.”
What happens when the Weather Channel tells you of a killing freeze coming your way and your garden holds close to 20 heat-loving sweet and roasting pepper plants? Well, you get out there and gather peppers… 2 vegetable crispers-full, several stainless bowls-full, as well as several grocery bags full to share! There were just too many. I’d waited too long, just content to admire the loaded plants instead of eating the fruit of our labor….
I don’t know if any of you are like me and enjoy thrifting antique china and pottery treasures for use in your home. I would rather use something that is pretty and has antique appeal than use a trendy version (if I can do it for the same or less money).
According to Wikipedia, an antique (Latin: antiquus; “old”, “ancient”) is an old collectible item. It is desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, etc. I’ve heard it said that anything older than 25 years is an antique.
From a simple flower vase to tea set additions to a pot-scrubber holder, you can add old charm in unexpected places.
When I do buy something, I want to use it and not pack it away in a month or two because it is adding to the clutter. The antique purple plate above is one of my favorites, though asymmetrical. It was $2.99….
Being independent souls, we tried a lot of things from very diluted hydrogen peroxide or bleach to salt and baking soda. Finally, I used liquid grapefruit seed extract, but it was expensive because I had to use so much. I also tried a few essential oils. Nothing gave the results we wanted. We also figured out that using diluted bleach was bad for our lungs and absorbed by our skin (duh!)….