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A Bar of Lotion?!?

Oct 11, 2011

Remember this? Would you think Mom was crazy if she asked you to get a bar of lotion at the store? I recently got to try an assortment of MadeOn products, including--of all things--a bar of lotion. Go figure! I tried the BeeSilk lotion bar and lip ...

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Lamm Farm
On the kindness of volunteers

Oct 11, 2011
On the kindness of volunteers

When we started this venture, we knew it would be just the four of us doing the work, making the decisions and bankrolling this idea as the funds are available.  Would it be easier to buy a tractor, hire helpers … Continue reading

Read Between the Limes
Volunteering at Lamm Farm: Have you planted something beautiful lately?

Volunteering at Lamm Farm: Have you planted something beautiful lately?

Imagine if this was the view you woke up up to every morning.A few months ago I got up early, made myself coffee, and drove myself 45 minutes over to the Lamm Farm. I admit I've never had anyone say "Hey- we could use help planting nearly a thousand l...

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Bamboo and More
Fall at Ruth Bancroft Garden

Oct 11, 2011
Fall at Ruth Bancroft Garden

Last Saturday I drove to Walnut Creek, about an hour away, to attend the fall plant sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden (RBG). If you missed my post, click here to catch up. After I’d picked out the plants I wanted to buy, I took a stroll through the garden...

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Davis Ranch Harvest Festival

Davis Ranch Harvest Festival

So, our pumpkin got smashed, but I refused to let some snotty teens/young adults ruin our Halloween traditions. The only logical thing to do was to go get another.The same day that we found our pumpkin smashed in the street, kiddo and I ventured off t...

Bamboo Geek
Hanging out in the garden: Merf’s adventures and other tales

Hanging out in the garden: Merf’s adventures and other tales

Merf, is an interesting cat, both literally and figuratively.  Merf spends alot of time with me in my backyard bamboo nursery. A very social being, Merf loves to be around people, especially me.  My wife and I jokingly refer to me as Merf's '...

Bamboo and More
Celebrating Bamboo and More’s first anniversary

Oct 10, 2011
Celebrating Bamboo and More’s first anniversary

Today is Bamboo and More’s 1st anniversary. My first post, “Moving black bamboo,” appeared on October 10, 2010. I can’t believe a year has gone by. Even harder to believe is the fact that I published 340 posts in the last 365 days. Not bad, con...

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Read Between the Limes
To my neighborhood’s ruthless teens, realize that you are almost adults

To my neighborhood’s ruthless teens, realize that you are almost adults

This morning we woke up, got dressed, and headed out to meet our family for breakfast. Everything was going great until I started pulling out of the driveway and saw a sheriff's car parked near our house. The officer was outside of his car looking at...

Brown Thumb Mama
How to test household batteries

Oct 8, 2011

I have a box of batteries sitting around waiting to be recycled, and it mocks me with its wastefulness every time I look at it. We've switched to rechargeables for almost everything, but have accumulated a lot of "regular" batteries over time. Rather ...

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Bamboo and More
Ruth Bancroft Garden fall plant sale

Oct 8, 2011
Ruth Bancroft Garden fall plant sale

Fall plant sale season is continuing here in Northern California. This morning, October 8th, I made the 1-hour drive to Walnut Creek in the East Bay for Ruth Bancroft Garden’s fall sale.

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