Month: May 2010

Re-Use For Old Boots and Toys

I have a problem, I hate to throw things away.  Either stuff just sits around the house cluttering it up, or I do something with them.  What do you do with old rubber boots(wellies) and toy trucks that are holey or broken and can’t be given to charity?  My solution was to reuse them in the garden. Annika has a… Read more →

Pulling the Plug on Cable

We finally did it.  We have talked about it for quite some time but for some reason we always had some reason why it justified the monthly expense.  With the lives we are leading now it simply is not worth the money for us to pay for cable TV.  We have been paying $36 each and every month to watch maybe two TV… Read more →

How Would I Describe Geocaching?

Fun, nerdy, exhausting, fear inducing, exhilarating, childish,thrilling, puzzling, time wasting, challenging, easy, tough, thought-provoking, friendly, escape from reality, natural, hi tech, bizarre, waste of time, frustrating, ridiculous, brilliant, sly, all-encompassing, demanding, sophisticated, satisfying,maddening, taxing, tricky, elusive, stimulating, exciting, perplexing, baffling, pleasing, discovering, adventuresome, exploration, a journey, enjoyable, entertaining, cool,  welcoming, geeky,sociable, solo activity, absurd, awesome, intense, stealthy, sneaky, crafty, silly,… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 124 – Geocaching Movies I Would Like To See

Did you know there was a movie that features Geocaching?  It is true. Ok, maybe it isn’t a summer blockbuster or an Academy award nominee but it is an actual movie nonetheless.  Splinterheads is about an unmotivated young slacker who becomes infatuated by a girl who works in a travelling carnival who unleashes her trapped adventurous spirit through geocaching.  This teenage… Read more →

What Makes Someone a Real Geocacher?

Like any activity, especially one that has so much variety within the activity itself, geocaching has some good natured snobbery associated with it.  There are many definitions of what makes someone a ‘real’ geocacher and what ‘real’ geocaching is.  Here are some of the opinions I have encountered. A real Geocacher is: Someone who has found a lot of caches. … Read more →

Herbal Tea Blends from Your Garden

I do like a nice cup of tea… and then another.  Drinking a lot of tea seems to run in my family but I am not sure if any of them have ever made their own.     I think making my own tea blends from ingredients found in my garden we be fun and rewarding and another great way to enjoy my gardens bounty. You do not need… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 113

I need to make sure I am sticking to the diet I want to follow.  As outlined in the Geocache Diet – Day 81 we are using Asian and Meditteranian diets as the base for our healthier long term eating plan.  I decided that I should put my desired menu for the next 7 days into a blog and try to follow it closely… Read more →

How to Make a Bird Nest Ball

The other day I was a the garden supply store and I came across bird nest balls for helping your backyard bird friends gather building materials to make their nests.  I thought to myself that this was a great idea for a craft I can do with the kids.  The store was changing $7 per ball!  I wonder if someone will… Read more →