It's All About the Journey

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Life in the Village

It’s 5:18 a.m. and the fire whistle (more like a fog horn) blew three long blows. Fire. The dreaded sound. Shortly there will be the sound of engines racing.
(which reminds me, the birds are late this morning…)

5:21 a.m. Ah! There they are!


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Shade of Gray (Paint)

It started with me thinking about the “Summer of Paint.”  As a homeowner, it is my duty to figure out how to get it scraped and painted.  And for me, the only thing worse than painting (which is really quite easy), is PREP.  With most of July over, I contemplated this the other day, and decided to cautiously approach the can of gray paint, which, if it had a personality, was waiting very patiently the last two summers…upon inspection, I tipped to shake.  Oh woe is me, it was never hammered shut two summers ago…and you can see the results.  One or two choice words later, which while it did no good did make me feel more in control of my world, I had to contemplate cleanup.  Paper towels, paper bag, feet and flip flops now definite SHADES OF GRAY, and an idea sprang forth….despite the dirt and grime of a less-than-pristine-barn, I just mopped the steps with the spilt paint.  WHY NOT?  

To end this little tale, I DID paint the barn doors, and left the rest for another cool morning…(next week…this week I’m BUSY…)


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DIY Fly Trap – put an end to nasty pests – FREE

Yesterday a fly actually got into my house, I had to let him out by opening the screen, but I like the trap idea, but I’m thinking not with the meat, just a sweet juice. But it’s a great idea, thanks!

Sunny Sleevez


We spend a lot of time outside & one of our big challenges with outdoor living are a huge quantity disgusting flies!

In the past I’ve bought traps and bait (that smelled foul) & they have been really helpful.

However I have found a great DIY solution to keep the population down and best of all you can make this fly trap yourself from used plastic bottles which appeals muchly to my reusing ethos and also makes it FREE!

Here is a method to make an efficient fly trap from one of your used plastic water bottles.

This is great for all sorts of domestic flies, blow flies and fruit flies

Materials: scissors, a hacksaw or sharp knife and some packing or electric tapediy fly trap before

BAIT- a small chunk of meat chopped into the water will attract blowflies or a small amount of cat/dog poo with a little water. This will cook…

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Kate Sparrow

Virginia Abbott has her studio at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  A brief visit to my favorite digital darkroom and I bumped into Virginia and visited her studio as well.  Seeing my face upon a sculpture was enthusiastic and exciting, and, of course, I had to have it.