A fairy door, a rainbow of produce, and one very attentive dog

By on Aug 1st

Hellllllllo, Offbeat Homies! Let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on in the world of our readers.

Flying Lantern Launch, July 04, 2011

Maggie Osterberg shared her view of a 4th of July lantern launch.

Funky Couch and Bullhuahua

Oh, HAI dog! This is The Paisley Lady's pit bull/chihuahua mix. She looks so very personable.

fairy door

AnnabelVita found a fairy door on the streets of suburban London.

Braided garlic

I dug up my garlic, braided it, and hung it out to dry.

rows of rainbow swiss

Jodi has a dreamy row of rainbow chard.

rainbow chard

And when the chard comes inside, it looks like this. Thanks for sharing, LeahMedia!

1956? … in every home!

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.

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About 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.