July 2007

Top Commentators

by Josh on July 9, 2007 · 2 comments

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A new sidebar plugin, Top Commentators, is now live.  If you’re not on the list, why not join the conversations a bit more?

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First Date With The Truck: Mulch

by Josh on July 9, 2007 · 7 comments

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Truck and I went out on our first date to one of the free mulch piles in the city parks. Yeah, I looked pretty cheap going for the free stuff, but I’d end up broke if I let Truck fill up with frou-frou cypress mulch. Truck can really pack it in, if you know what […]

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Not Soon Enough

by Josh on July 7, 2007 · 6 comments

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The sign in the new neighborhood shop window says, “Coming Soon: Grand Ole Creamery.” Well, soon is not soon enough.

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Foaming Fountain

by Josh on July 6, 2007 · 2 comments

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Here’s one way not to clean a fountain. In case you don’t know, we have a small pond with a fountain pump as a water feature in our backyard. The pond tends to collect leaves, pine needles and pine cones that decompose into a nasty, black sludge that resembles cow manure in both appearance and […]

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Website Trouble

by Josh on July 5, 2007 · 0 comments

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It appears there is trouble with the CSS code for the “about,” “links,” and “archives” pages.  The pages still work but look bad.  Fix forthcoming.

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Neighbor Gives Me The Bird

by Josh on July 5, 2007 · 3 comments

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…and I gave him two beers for his thoughtfulness. Here’s the bird at issue– a life-sized plastic owl meant to scare away the pigeons on my roof. Yes, despite installing metal spikes on most of their favorite roosting and nesting spots, the pigeons have enough roosting places available to continue loitering on my house and […]

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Fourth of July

by Josh on July 4, 2007 · 0 comments

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To my readers in the USA, have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Photos Added

by Josh on July 1, 2007 · 0 comments

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The photos page has been updated with a new set called “Around Town.”  The first additions to this set are from a Saturday trip to the Mill City Farmers’ Market and the Minneapolis riverfront.

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