A fairy door, a rainbow of produce, and one very attentive dog #Reader Round-up#dogs#gardening#retro/vintage#vegetables August 1 | Cat Rocketship Hellllllllo, Offbeat Homies! Let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on in the world of our readers. Maggie Osterberg shared her view of a 4th of July lantern launch. Oh, HAI dog! This is The Paisley Lady's pit bull/chihuahua mix. She looks so very personable. AnnabelVita found a fairy door on the streets of suburban London. I dug up my garlic, braided it, and hung it out to dry. Jodi has a dreamy row of rainbow chard. And when the chard comes inside, it looks like this. Thanks for sharing, LeahMedia! And here. A vintage snack from 1956 from James Vaughn. Keep the distraction going with these choice Clicky Links! A while back we talked about preventing pet damage in the garden. The Walden Effect has a new post with more information on how to prevent animals from damaging your crops. Over at Topiary and Tiramisu, Lisa's kids are earning money by selling the vegetable bounty of their garden at a roadside stand. Remember when we ran the post on human nests? Here's a late addition: an adult cradle from Fresh Home. Looks sooo cozy. Would you install a James Bondian underground car port? I've been nerding out about adverse possession — the precedent under which squatters can take over abandoned property. Nerd out with me with this article on GOOD. Offbeat Home wants your shots! Upload your photographs to our Flickr pool and we'll alllllll look at them. You can also submit stories, tours, how-tos, questions, and clicky links. Check out the submissions page for all the information. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS My partner and I suffered from baby-name remorse NEXT I called 911 — and here’s what I learned Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Vintage home! I didn't even think of that before. D'oh! The chard looks magical *cue sparklies and dreamy music* and if it would lead to the fairy door….yes! Reply That would be so awesome. Reply I love that dog! My fully pitboy is just so massive… i often wish he was more compact, like this little lady. He can't help it though, he's big boned and doesn't realize it. Reply Holy toledo, I want that doggy! Do they come in white? I have 3 all white doggles currently. Mine are all deaf, but I would not be opposed to a hearing dog. I must find myself a bullhuahua! Reply Nooooooooo! Miiiiiine! 😛 Reply I don't think Adverse Possession was ever meant for squatters to take over property, and I can't see how any one will allow someone to live at their house for upwards towards 10+ years. It's a good idea in theory, but usually I only see it exercised towards property usage such as "his fence is on her yard so now it's his property" sort of thing. Plus, you'd have to sue the existing property owner to get ownership via adverse possession, so it really seems like a horrible way to take over a property. 1 agrees Reply Adult cradle: excellent idea. That cradle: waaaaay too small. Why am I giant? Reply Oh my goodness! For a second there I thought I was looking at a pic of my dog! Ours is a chihuahua x staffie. Very similar, awesome personality. Reply Not exactly sure what sort of "bull" dog she is has in her. Got her off of Craigslist. Mom was the chihuahua 0_o Reply OH HAI! That's my girl! I just about had a heart attack because I had NO idea my photo was picked. This is me: ~Doodle-do, bored, let's look at Offbeat Home.~ *scrollscrollscrollGASP* "OMYJEBUS!" Concerned co-workers everywhere. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.