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Will Your Home Welcome Everyone? Steps to take before you build to make your home visitable
Will Your Home Welcome Everyone? Steps to take before you build to make your home visitable

Most everyone wants their new home to be very hospitable and inviting, to provide a sense of warmth, starting with the front door and continuing from room to room. But have you given any thought to whether your home will welcome everyone in a real, practical sense? What about those who may come into your […]

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Home Buying & Selling: 4 Critical Steps to Stress Free Home Buying
Home Buying & Selling: 4 Critical Steps to Stress Free Home Buying

Are you thinking of buying a home soon? Here are four critical steps to a stress free home purchase. Evaluate your present situation. For example, how much cash do you have on hand for your down payment and those extra costs involved with a property purchase. Talk to a mortgage lender and get yourself pre-qualified. […]

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The Snake in the Garden
The Snake in the Garden

Description In the Garden of Gethsemane, the snake slithers through the body and out from under the robe of the Tempter.  Jesus is praying and agonizing in preparation for what he is about to endure.  The snake moves menacingly towards Jesus.  Jesus looks the Tempter in the eye – defiantly crushes the snake underfoot, and […]

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How to Garden in a Small Space
How to Garden in a Small Space

When I think of gardens, I think of my Nan’s garden. She had so many roses you could smell them as soon as your hand was on the gate.   Behind the house she had fruit trees and more flowers than I could count.  She even had a little, glass greenhouse in the back corner that […]

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How Much Sun Does Your Garden Need
How Much Sun Does Your Garden Need

How much sun does your garden really need? Vegetables prefer a full day of sun, but if you live in a shady suburb you don’t have to give up the idea of growing vegetables. Here are some minimum sunlight requirements: Fruiting vegetables – eight hours of sun. This includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and vine crops such […]

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Garden Projects for Kids
Garden Projects for Kids

Gardener’s tool box This is a fun project that’s easy enough for the kids to do. The projet is to make a gardener’s toolbox from a standard mailbox. Decorate the mailbox any way you like, and fasten it to a fencepost near the garden. A mailbox is the perfect size for a spare pair of […]

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Guidelines to Using Manure in the Garden
Guidelines to Using Manure in the Garden

Animal manure is not only a good fertilizer but it also helps to condition the soil. Here are some guidelines for using manure in the garden: Don’t use dog or cat manure. These manures often carry diseases that can be spread to children. Never use fresh manure, since it contains soluble nitrogen compounds and ammonia […]

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Filling Our Garden: Annuals or Perennials?
Filling Our Garden: Annuals or Perennials?

A well-tended flowerbed adds so much to a landscape! The plants and flowers create an invitation to slow down the pace of our busy lives. They add color to our days. Some bloom for a season and then die. Others die back after a time, only to once again break out into bloom the next […]

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A Garden, a Courtyard and a Hill
A Garden, a Courtyard and a Hill

The final few hours had come. Arrangements had been made – Judas would betray the one he’d followed for three years, and the Jewish authorities would seek the death penalty against this Jesus of Nazareth, the one that some claimed was King of the Jews. Would they have their way? Would the teachings of this […]

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Attracting Birds to the Garden
Attracting Birds to the Garden

A gardener’s relationship with birds is one of mutual benefit. The gardener provides for a few of the birds basic needs, and the birds help to keep down the insect population while treating us to an unending source of entertainment. Birds take their role as insect predator seriously. A single bird will gulp down 500 […]

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