“A house that has a library in it has a soul.” -Plato
Sailing around the world for 8 years definitely challenged and changed me! I hope you’ll read about my adventures: https://loisjoyhofmann.com/buy-books/.
Set sail on an adventure around the world, right from the comfort of your living room: loisjoyhofmann.com/buy-books/.
Some motivation if you’re feeling the itch for travel and adventure this year. Read my blog, Favorite Five International Destinations for Landlubbers in 2016, for inspiration!
This photo was taken at our “Northern Bliss” home, on the shores of White Ash Lake in Wisconsin.
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 devising practical use of dry creeks and rain gardens near Wisconsin’s waterways. My landscaping service informed me that my project would be eligible. I was not willing to wait, though, for the wheels of government bureaucracy to spin for two years or so. Obviously, I wanted to get going right away.