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There are many choices available for people who would like to get their kitchens renovated. People no longer have to rely on strictly local options, they people have a much larger selection of kitchen appliances at hand. The kitchen is one of the focal points of most homes, and people will often spend more time and money on creating fitted kitchens than they would on updating other rooms of the house. Timing is everything in real estate, and many people who are interested in renovating their homes will want to create a stylish and yet efficient kitchen for themselves and their families. Some people will update their kitchens more frequently than others, but updating a kitchen is no easy task for anyone.
People will certainly have different ideas in mind when they are updating their kitchens. Read full post…
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Do you have a smallish kitchen? Or maybe you’re on the fence about work islands (think they’re too suburban?).
Historically, my family has been farmers. My maternal grandfather grew up on a corn farm in Kinross, Iowa. As a child I would visit my great-uncle, Melvin, and his family on that farm. I remember running along the edge of the cornfields, catching fireflies in the warm summer evenings. I remember playing on the wrap-around porch of the big red farmhouse. I have nothing but fond memories of that farm. Melvin passed away several months after my grandfather in the late ’80s, and I never got to go back. I don’t know if the farm is still in the family anymore. I would like to think it is, but chances are it is not.
Cheap food means farmers do what they must to keep the land upon which their entire lives, and often those of their ancestors, have been built. If t
In the Garden
Fruit trees should be pruned two times per year. Summer pruning should never exceed removal of more than about a tenth of the canopy. The object is to remove shoots crowding the center of the tree in order to increase light and air circulation.
All other fruit-tree pruning should be done in winter when the tree is dormant. Even in winter, it’s best to remove no more than 1 / 3 of the wood, but if you are forced to remove a major branch, winter would definitely be a better time to do it.
Winter is also the best time to spur prune. This is an old-time gardening technique that increases fruit production. Rather than removing sprouts completely, leave a 4-inch stub. The energy normally used for sprout growth is captured in the stub and initiates fruit spur production instead.
Winter is also the best time to prune to maintain an upright-branching pattern. C
The team over at i heart nap time are offering up the cutest collection of photo props to ring in 2014. Great for the kiddos, but anyone in the celebratory mood would enjoy them. Who doesn’t love a stache?.
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