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

August 1 |

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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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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  5. 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. 🙂

    • Not exactly sure what sort of "bull" dog she is has in her. Got her off of Craigslist. Mom was the chihuahua 0_o

  6. 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.

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