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We’re Halfway There! The Madness Masquerade

Excerpted from Maiden Voyage. December 14 15° 14.5’N, 45° W We promised our crew a halfway party to break up the crossing of the Atlantic. We’ve told them only that the theme will be “Madness Masquerade.” It will consist of a ceremony, followed by a cocktail party. The crew will have to devise their own original costumes. I’ve been watching Georg caress the fruits every day, deciding which spoiled ones…

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Facts About Rain Gardens

I recently wrote a blog about my rain garden, and discovered some additional facts: In fact, the local DNR (Department of National Resources) loves rain gardens. I checked their website for “approved” and “recommended” plants. All plants I used are local to the area and recommended except for the Egyptian papyrus, which is native to the Nile River and an annual rather than a perennial. The DNR gives grants for…

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