Garden for Birds # 3

Well, another week is passing us by. I want to thank everyone who writes me back. Gardens and birds can bring total strains together. IS NOT IT GREAT! I feel as though I'm getting to know you and we are becoming neighbors. You may have fledgling by now. None for me just yet. Even with Michigan weather, things are changing in the yard everyday now. Birds come and go. Plants seem to grow a foot some days. New blooms, new plants. Chipmunk is still on the loose. Karen is in a battle with some rabbits munching down her pansies. Baby powder works wonderful until it rains. Same with ammonia water. I may have to break down and get some liquid fence. Oh well ……………………. Last week I was pointing out ways to attract more birds by building under the tree canopies. There are birds that live in all levels of

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Religions Do Not Teach About God

People attend churches, mosques, temples, and so forth in expectation they will learn about God but that is not the case. They are pumped up with sermons they fill them with hope and false dreams. They are impressed with pictures of a heavenly kingdom and their part in it if they obey the religious leaders. They are entertained with drama and singing and they meet people of similar minds and make friends. Religion is about social life and the society in which they live. Never have I heard a minister, priest, or other speak of the Spirit of the Universe and the little voice within. Never have I satisfied that what I learned through the sermon was filling me with spirituality. What it did was pose questions that in the end can not be answered except by the Spirit. One looks at the men leading services in religious places with

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Pool Supplies Needed to Care for Inground Swimming Pool

Adding an inground pool not only offers entertainment, exercise, and leisure to your backyard, but it increases the value of your home. In 2003, the National Association of Realtors reported that this addition adds around 8 percent to your home’s value. Typically, maintenance schedules involve weekly and monthly responsibilities. Purchasing pool supplies and equipment from a specialty or home improvement store can help you sustain your maintenance schedule. Below are some instructions designed to help you take care of your new backyard treasure. In-Season Maintenance – Check your pH and chlorine levels at least twice a week. You should maintain a pH range of 7.4 to 7.6 and a chlorine level of 1.0 to 3.0 parts per million (ppm). Follow the directions according to your testing strips and add products to re-balance these levels, if necessary. – Weekly, empty the skimmer baskets, skim leaves and debris with a cleaning net,

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Build Family Connection Through This Family Craft Project

When's the last time you sat down as a family and got your fingers sticky together ?! If your family goes to a regular religious service, you already have a lot of ceremony and ritual built into your life. These practices not only connect your kids to a greater power, they make them feel more connected to you. As you sit in physical portfolio focused on a common uniting experience, your energies and body rhythms line up and match. Have a Deliberate Plan for Connection Families without the external structure of coming together have to be more purposeful about creating these experiences that will nourish your children's sense of being woven into a part of the larger whole that is your family. Of course, playing a game or cooking a meal together as a family are wonderful ways to bond, but some children need something more concrete or visual. That's

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