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A group focused on creative recycling ideas for the Garden, Porches & Patios! "Make Gardens-Not Landfills"!

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Newspaper and Cardboard Recycling 8 Replies

There are so many uses for newspaper and cardboard recycling in the garden that I've gotten to the point that I can't live without this stuff. My first yard was built using the 'Layering or Lasagna"…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Jane Maarie Jan 27, 2011.

TRELLISES! 8 Replies

No matter what type of gardening you do, trellises are in demand! I had a strong wind hit and it just about took all my hollyhocks down right at the time of their prime bloom. I wound up having to…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Sheri Jan 22, 2011.

Greenhouses & Cold Frames / Re-purposing Old Windows & Doors 13 Replies

This year I have truly noticed a change in the weather patterns. I live in a coastal area and the fog banks this summer left me in a cold cloud for a couple of weeks. On several days the fog never…Continue

Started by Sheri. Last reply by Trina and Richie Oct 30, 2010.

What to do with ductwork...

My youngest son completed a college-course sheet metal program and was continually bringing "NEAT" stuff home to show us.  As scrap metal, it is too thin to have much weight or value.  Looking at…Continue

Tags: recycle, metal, sheet

Started by Harry Larsen Oct 27, 2010.

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Comment by Sheri on November 27, 2010 at 7:16am


Philips Design recently completed a design probe looking at the future of food. The project investigated how we might eat and source our food 15-20 years from now. The research led the designers to create three projects which solidified their ideas. Watch the video!

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/15/view/7790/philips-%20food-p...
Comment by Sheri on November 23, 2010 at 7:18am
Thank you Margaret. Wes is doing good and rehab is sure a big help. He's still doing this at home and they plan on starting him as an outpatient on December 6th. He's had a few rough nights with pain on the right side of his body. It's his brain trying to reconnect with his limbs and the nerves are all wacky. The doctor's warned us that this might be a painful experience for him. Speech is improving but the Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech is very difficult to deal with. There are times when we both crack-up laughing when he pops off with somethings totally off the wall. Sure beats the heck out of crying! We have been able to move our bed back downstairs and with therapy he has conquered going up & down the stairs. He has to go down backwards with a safety belt on and me standing guard with each step. Same thing going back up. Prior to walking, he had to be fitted with a right foot/leg brace, the muscles in his foot want to curl causing his foot to turn on it's side. He's also having the same problem with his right arm and hand and requires a night brace. It's been tough on him. We are having our first snow of the season, the fire is going and we are snuggled up with our 3 kitties. We have started playing cards with each other, I taught Wes how to play Gin Rummy and Wes has become a very player!
May God Bless all of you.
Cheers and good health and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on November 20, 2010 at 7:04am
Sheri we are still praying for both you and Wes. (the baby is a wonderful rehab tool by the way)
Hope all is coming along nicely.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on November 20, 2010 at 7:02am
Angie, I have been very busy, but the video is a really good one.
Comment by Angie Gibbons on October 26, 2010 at 12:48pm
Hi, thought some of you might like this about bikes and farmers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSYGeyQO2nQ Angie
Comment by Harry Larsen on October 13, 2010 at 11:47am
Thanks for the updates, will keep praying from this end.
Comment by Jenny Freewalker on October 11, 2010 at 6:38am
Hi Sheri and wes, my thoughts are with you at this challenging time. l have just finished reading a book by Jill Bolte Taylor " My Stroke of Insight". She was a 37 year old Harvard trained brain scientist when she had a left sided stroke. Because of her training she was able to understand what was happening and has recorded her journey to recovery. The brain is an amazing organ and has the potential to do many things. Jill has a website www.drjilltaylor.com. My love and thoughts are with you both on this journey.
Comment by Melanie Banton on October 11, 2010 at 6:17am
Wonderful news Sheri. You guys remain in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs from New Zealand.
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on October 11, 2010 at 3:04am
Good morning, Sheri! It was wonderful talking with you yesterday, and the news of the progress Wes is making is terrific! He is a strong man, and with your loving support, he's going to come back stronger and better than ever! You and Wes are in my prayers every day. Anything you need, just holler. Charge, Sheri...CHARGE!!! ♥
Comment by Sheri on October 11, 2010 at 1:14am
Hello All! It has been a very tough week. My husband is such a a gentle souled fighter and has made such wonderful progress. He's not use to being out of control of his life and I think that is what upsets him the most. It's very important that he relaxes and watching t.v. really helps him in word recall. He has what is called "Aphasia", trouble thinking of words and "Apraxia of speech", which is the motor planning of words. He knows what he wants to say, he just has a hard time spitting it out! So much has returned and he is reading words again and also playing Solitaire. Wes does have right side paralysis, he still can't feel his right arm but has now been able to get some function back into his right leg. The next 6 months are going to be the hardest for him but they are also the months where the miracles begin with rehab.
Charge!
Sheri

 

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