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1. Artists that Paint on Stone
Artists that Paint on Stone
With a click of a button I can order any painting surface I want to work with, so why paint on stone? In many areas of the world rocks and stones are plentiful and easy to pick up along a river or stream bank or from your own back yard. They usually require no cash outlay making it easy for those...
Arts & Design - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:03:22
2. How to Paint Ladybug Rocks
How to Paint Ladybug Rocks
Painting rocks to look like lady bugs is a fast and easy project for beginning painters. This is a great project for rainy days when the kids are bored. It's also a great project to add a little color to your garden or potted plants. Bug rocks make nice gifts for just about anyone. You don't need...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:35:37
3. Heel Pain? Try Skecher's Athletic Shoes!
Heel Pain? Try Skecher's Athletic Shoes!
A few years ago my heels were killing me. Sharp stabbing pains shooting up from the bottom of my heels into my feet. I was thinking "UhOH, I'm getting heel spurs, just like my Mom". A co-worker suggested I try Skecher's athletic shoes. She explained that she actually did have heel spurs but that ...
Fashion & Beauty - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:33:44
4. Build Your Own Green Home
Build Your Own Green Home
Every day all around the world people take acquiring the necessities of life - food, clothing and shelter - into their own hands. In many places it is the norm to build your own house and this event is often a community wide get together, after all, "Many hands make light work." Even in the Unite...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:33:45
5. Electric Garden Shredders
Electric Garden Shredders
An electric garden shredder can be a big help in your organic garden. Since things like tree and shrub prunings and corn stalks take a long time to break down in the compost pile it really speeds up decomposition to shred or chip them into fine pieces. But who has time to do that by hand with cli...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:33:13
6. Growing Potatoes in the Desert
Growing Potatoes in the Desert
While in other places you would plant potatoes as early as February or March, here in the desert foothills, June is a good month to start. This is because if you start them too early, by the time the summer heat arrives in mid-June the plants will often just shrivel up and die, making few if any ...
Home & Garden - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:43:17
7. Trim & Molding, is Wood or Plastic Better?
Trim & Molding, is Wood or Plastic Better?
Of late there is a proliferation of plastic trim to finish off your walls. Is plastic better than wood? Why or Why not? A few years ago we remodeled the bathroom due to a broken pipe. My ex-husband thought it was smart to buy plastic molding for those areas where the ceiling and floor meets the ...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:33:13
How much land does it really take to grow a complete vegan diet? How about a vegetarian diet? How much more space would you need to include bacon and eggs? Do you ponder these questions? I do. Homegrown food security in my pantry. I don't like the way agribiz is poisoning our air, soil and water ...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:32:09
9. What is pH?
What is pH?
A simple explanation of what is pH, also called the soil reaction and why it is important to your gardening efforts. I have also added some information to help you raise or lower the pH of your garden soil.
Home & Garden - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:41:21
10. Seed Starting in Soil Blocks; Part 1 of 3
Soil blocks are basically a peat based potting mix is soaked with water and packed into a gadget, the soil block maker. You set the block maker on a steady surface and push the plunger down while at the same time you are lifting up on the block maker. A neat row of compressed soil cubes results. ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:37:09
11. Everyday Emergency Preparations
Everyday Emergency Preparations
You never know what's going to happen next in life so it's a good idea to be prepared for the next bump in the road, whether it's a fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, blizzard, car accident, you got lost in the woods or the lights went out for a few days.Image: digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:35:37
12. Making Soil Blocks
This lens is a continuation of Seed Starting in Soil Blocks. If you are not sure what soil blocks are you will probably want to visit that lens first. In this lens I will show you step by step how to make your soil blocks. So lets get started!
home-and-garden - Mon, 03 Oct 2011 03:50:10
13. Best Gifts for the Gardener-Cook
Best Gifts for the Gardener-Cook
Do you know someone who cooks and preserves the food from their home garden? Ever wonder what sort of things would make the process easier? Or maybe that someone is you? Early Snowball Cauliflower in my garden As a gardener who cooks for anywhere from one to 20 at a time, I also preserve a lot of...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:35:37
14. Don't Throw Away Those Old Seeds!
Don't Throw Away Those Old Seeds!
I read a lot of gardening blogs and see a lot of people throwing away seeds that are only two or three years old. Being a frugal sort I always try to get my old seeds to germinate anyway. I've found one method that works really well, providing ideal conditions for sprouting. This is especially us...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:33:13
15. How to Grow Peas
I love peas of all kinds, sugar snap peas, snow peas, soup peas, green peas, purple peas. I love to eat them any way they come raw, frozen, stir-fried, steamed!. Any way that is except canned! Can't stand canned peas! In this lens I will show you how I grow all sorts of peas in my organic garden ...
home-and-garden - Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:11:21
16. An Extreme Prescription for Tough Soils
Once upon a time I lived in south east Texas, just north of Houston, out in the country. My 'soil', if you could call it that, was what we called 'sugar sand'. When dry it felt like sugar if you got it in your clothes. When wet it was slick like a fine silty clay. Living on almost zero cash I cou...
home-and-garden - Sat, 31 Dec 2011 05:37:36
17. The Benefits of Organic Gardening
The one that thing that you can do to improve your life the most is growing an organic garden. Growing an organic garden is good for the environment, it's good for your health, your waistline and your finances. Home grown organic tomatoes make the best sauce, catsup and salsa!How can a single ac...
healthy-living - Mon, 26 Dec 2011 04:04:27
18. Planting Seeds in Soil Blocks
This lens is part three of Seed Starting in Soil Blocks Part two can be found at Making Soil Blocks Now that you have gotten your soil blocks made and admired how neat and even they look it's time to plant the seeds. In the following series of photographs I am planting some viola seeds into what...
home-and-garden - Mon, 26 Dec 2011 03:33:21
19. Sustainable Energy for All
The United Nations has declared 2012 The Year of International Sustainable Energy for All. The goals of this resolution are to raise awareness around the world for energy efficiency and sustainability as well as to bring modern power to developing nations to help improve their health and economy....
healthy-living - Mon, 26 Dec 2011 02:19:44
20. Grow Your Organic Garden
This lens is the introduction to a planned series of lenses about growing your organic garden. Why grow a garden? There are probably as many reasons to grow a garden as there are gardeners. Well planned gardens can add to the aesthetics of your property. A well planned and tended vegetable garden...
home-and-garden - Fri, 23 Dec 2011 01:10:39
21. Who is Mary Hysong?
I am many things to many people, as I say on my profile page. I have a great many varied interests in life. I'm an Artist that Paints on Stone I am here on Squidoo, partly because I'd like to make some extra money (wouldn't we all!) but also because deep down at heart I am a teacher. I have deve...
squidoo-community - Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:52:05
22. Building Fertile Soil In Your Organic Garden
How can we improve the fertility of the soil in our organic gardens? What does fertile soil look like, anyway? How do I know what fertilizers my garden needs?Corn needs fertile soil for optimum yield. An old adage proclaims that fertile soil will grow "corn as high as an elephants eye". One hund...
home-and-garden - Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:52:52
23. Garden Seeds; Grow Your Own
Saving your own flower and vegetable (even tree and shrub) seeds is pretty easy to do. By saving your own seed you can save money and possibly even develop a new variety that is perfectly adapted to your soil, climate and method of gardening. You could join a seed savers exchange and trade heirlo...
home-and-garden - Sat, 17 Dec 2011 23:17:37
24. My Organic Gardening Lenses
This Lensography is where I can gather together all of my Organic Gardening and Gardening related lenses together in one place so it is easier for you to find them. At the moment I only have about 7 gardening lenses, however, I have several more in the works that will be published soon and added...
home-and-garden - Sat, 17 Dec 2011 15:47:54
25. Edible Plants and Flowers in the Landscape
In 1982 Rosalind Creasy published "The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping and started a trend that continues even today. Homeowners with small lots want a nice landscape around their home but with growing environmental awareness of the true cost of acres of grass they also wanted landscaping tha...
home-and-garden - Sat, 17 Dec 2011 15:29:21
26. Rainwater Catchment
Fresh, potable water is becoming scarce in many parts of the world. Due to climate change, long and short term droughts, destruction of rain forests are all causing less water to be available to many people. Wasting water in all sorts of ways (like modern flush toilets that use several gallons of...
home-and-garden - Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:40:33
27. You Need A Budget, a Software Review
YNAB stands for You Need A Budget. Technically YNAB is just a budgeting software. It can help you track money in and money out. It can help you pay off your debt and save up for big expenses. But YNAB is more than just another financial planner. If you will take the YNAB philosophy to heart it wi...
business-and-work - Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:37:15
28. Johnny Cash, my Favorite Ol' Time Country Music Singer
Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, is one of my most favorite old time country and western singers. I grew up listening to him and his wife, June Carter Cash. I remember seeing them on the Grand Ol' Opry and the Carter Family on Ed Sullivan. Johnny Cash, Country Music Legend
Entertainment - Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:48
29. Live the Good Life
"Living the Good Life" by Scott (1883-1983) and Helen (1904-1995) Nearing was a book I read in high school and which had a profound effect on many aspects of the rest of my life. During the Depression, in 1932 Scott and Helen left New York City and moved to the Green Mountains of Vermont. This bo...
healthy-living - Mon, 05 Dec 2011 00:02:24
Raising earthworms, also known as vermiculture, (from Latin vermi, worm) is fairly easy to do. The major benefit of growing earthworms are their castings, also known as vermicomposting. The worms eat things like dirt, manure and food scraps and their manure or casts, are many times richer in avai...
home-and-garden - Sun, 27 Nov 2011 04:32:45
31. Gardening in the Desert
Do you live in the desert? There are many different challenges to gardening in the desert and not all desert areas are created equal. I live in what we call the 'foothills' in Arizona. That is I am a little higher in elevation than the flat desert areas around Phoenix and Tucson. (about 3,300 fee...
home-and-garden - Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:01:34
32. Italian Potato Soup
When ever I go to eat at the Olive Garden Restaurant I always order the soup and salad special. The soup I always order because I love it so much is the Zuppa Toscana, an Italian potato soup. One day I decided to see if I could recreate this soup at home. I think my version tastes just like Olive...
food-and-cooking - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:50:54
33. Four Gardening Authors Reviewed
Many gardening authors have shaped my ways of doing things over the years. Here are what I consider to be the top four organic garden writers of at least the last 4 decades, if not the whole 20th century. Gene Logsdon, Rosalind Creasy, Nancy Bubel and Elliot Coleman. I know there are many more, b...
home-and-garden - Mon, 07 Nov 2011 04:13:22
34. My Art Lenses
A lens where I can gather together all of my lenses about my art and art related things. I love to draw and paint, but I also love to make all sorts of other things and as time permits will be adding more lenses on the varied types of art that I know how to do, like fiber and textiles, embroidery...
arts-and-design - Fri, 21 Oct 2011 03:19:36
35. Do You Remember These Old TV Shows?
Do You Remember These Old TV Shows?
As I was growing up in the late 60's and early 70's there was actually some good entertainment on television and we didn't have to pay out the nose for 100 channels to find it, either. I remember spending the night at my grand parents house. They were getting up there a bit in age and seemed to t...
Entertainment & Media - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:32:10
36. Refurbish Your Garden Art
I bought this resin fairy a few years ago at a discount store and realized the other day that she was beginning to look a little sad. So I decided to spruce her up by painting her. This is step by step how I did it. This is a very easy thing to do to give a new sparkle to your resin castings and ...
arts-and-design - Fri, 07 Oct 2011 03:52:16

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