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~ Dreamy abstraction in Four Square House on the Pairie

Month: January 2008 (page 1 of 8)

Garden Plan

This is the drawing of the garden plan for 4 people of this years garden. I am using mostly rows that are 18″ by 30″ with the exception of two 18″ by 40″ rows.

Yankee Pot Roast & Vegetables

Yankee Pot Roast

This is a very simple roast made in the crock pot Trim off excess fat. Cut into serving pieces and salt and pepper, Combine vegetables , bay leaves rosemary and thyme in the cooker. Place beef over vegetables. Pour broth over. Cover and cook on low for 8 1/2 to 9 hours. Remove beef and vegetables to serving platter

1 beef chuck pot roast
3 medium baking potatoes
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch slices
2 ribs celery, cut into 3/4 inch slices
1 medium onion, sliced
1 large parsnip, cut into 3/.4 inch slices (optional)
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
1/2 cup reduce-sodium beef broth

To make gravy pour juices int a 2 cup measure, let stand 5 minutes and skim fat. Pour into sauce pan, For each cup juice, mix in 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water, stir into boiling juices, Stir until thicken.

Gulag tourism

Wow a bit strange! An adventure park offers a journey back to the Soviet Union with KGB interrogation methods and “beatings” with a leather belt.
http://www.reuters.com/resources/flash/includevideo.swf?edition=US&videoId=74839

Womens Only Buses

Mexico city started having Women only buses to the delight of many females tired of getting harassed using public transportation.

http://www.reuters.com/resources/flash/includevideo.swf?edition=US&videoId=74801

Crystal Island


This is a mega-building project has plans to build the one of the largest buildings on earth. In the building they have plans to have cultural, exhibition, performance areas, hotel, apartment, retail and office space, as well as an international school. It looks like it will be like a gated community of the ultra rich with all of the shopping and cultural needs within the confines of the structure.

More on the design can be found at the Foster + Partners website.

Crystal Island


This is a mega-building project has plans to build the one of the largest buildings on earth. In the building they have plans to have cultural, exhibition, performance areas, hotel, apartment, retail and office space, as well as an international school. It looks like it will be like a gated community of the ultra rich with all of the shopping and cultural needs within the confines of the structure.

More on the design can be found at the Foster + Partners website.

If You Want Happiness ……………………………

Fluorescent Light diffusers,








This is a neat idea. You can get the outdoor look with your fluorescent lighting using these panels.

Hummingbird babies growing up in the nest,

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG59PaCiiDg&rel=1]

Martin Luter King

This is a tribute to him.

Biography


[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0FiCxZKuv8&rel=1]

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