Monday, December 17, 2007

Address Plaques and Residential Mailboxes

House Address Plaques

I have been preoccupied with the inside of the house so far. An examination of the outside showed that the house frontage can do with some improvement. First is the house number. It used to be chrome, but that has tarnished to black. Not going to impress any visitors. The photo gave more credit to the blackened house number than what is really due to it, as it is more black than gray, and not very visible. Sure can do with some improvement.

This one looks more like what my house need. Not only is the house number shown, the name of the road is also displayed. I remember the time I have been utterly frustrated when searching for a house. Frequently, the road name is often missing plus the sign displaying the road name for the whole road (responsibility of the town council or city hall) is either missing or very well hidden. Caused one to burn up more precious and expensive fossil fuel than is necessary and leads to much wastage of time. Looks like I should get something like this for my house which is available from Address Plaques. However, I think I should look at more choices of Address Plaques. When you are shopping around, one big advantage is that you can take your time to browse through all the available choices and do some comparison shopping.

House mailbox

My mailbox looks pretty worn and rundown too, don't you think? Maybe it might be worthwhile to change to something more attractive. Maybe that will make the postman more happy to deliver my mail to my mailbox and not go deliver to the wrong house and what has frequently happened before. And my poor neighbour have to take the trouble of doing the job for the postman and deliver my mail back to me. Wonder what is behind his smiling face. In his mind, was he really thinking of a dagger or something for putting him to all the trouble?

This one looks much prettier, plus it has the house number incorporated into the mailbox. Make economic sense. Buy one, get two. Special offer. I think I should go for one of these Residential Mailboxes. Perhaps they have something similar that is both a mail box plus a house number cum road address. Buy one, get three. That is what I call economic sense.

Whirpool Dryer for my home

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Modern Furniture for the Modern Home

Types of furniture

I was a lecturer in the Wood Technology Department but ended up in the Furniture Department when that was transferred to a remote branch campus. So I know a thing or two about furniture.

Furniture can be classified according to its function, such as furniture for storage, for seating, for providing a surface such as a desk, for dining, for sleeping, etc.

One may also use the raw material to make the furniture to classify them, such as wooden furniture, cane furniture, metal furniture, leather furniture, fabric furniture, even plastic furniture.

Furniture may also be classified according to periods such as classical furniture, neo classical furniture, modern furniture, colonial furniture, etc.

For a modern home, the Modern Furniture would be more fitting. Such furniture may be for the living room, dining room, bedroom, children room or the kitchen.

Bedroom furniture

My doctor said I need to get more sleep to stay healthy, so for the moment, let's focus on furniture for the bedroom. The focus of the bedroom will of course be the bed. I don't know about you, but for me, I like the sleek, clean and simple lines of the platform bed. Platform beds are beds are simple structure with a base comprising a raised, flat, hard, horizontal surface to support a mattress with slats or solid paneling. They do not use box spring or any mattress foundation. That is all I need and it looks modern, clean and nice.

Living room furniture

Here, the focus will be the lounge set. I have had a cane sitting room set that have lasted me 30 years and has served me well, but its bindings are coming off and the nails are getting loose. Perhaps it is time to get something new for the impending New Year. I am thinking of a Full Leather Sofa Set. I don't like fabric sofa as they are hard to maintain and easy to stain. I think leather sofa set like the Aida Ultra Modern Full Leather Sofa Set you see in the photo on the left is comfortable, elegant looking and easy to maintain. Leather also softens and improves with time.

Well, these are the two places I spent the most of my time in and is most important to me. I will leave the rest perhaps to another time.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Massage chair for your home

After much hard labor in the garden, or after a stressful day at work, it will be nice to retreat to a home equipped with a massage chair. Or perhaps some members of your family may experience some body ache, or over strained themselves at too enthusiastic exercises, etc. All can benefit from having a massage chair in the home.

What is massage all about?

A massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue which can cause a change in the surrounding tissue and structures or release the stiffness a too stiff joint.

Benefits of a good massage

A good massage can help alleviate body ache and improve range of motion. Some says it may even enhance body immunity by stimulating the lymph flow. The lymph system is one of the body’s defense system. A good massage my improve the condition of the skin, increase joint flexibility, reduce depression and anxiety, enhance tissue regeneration, pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improve circulation, reduce spasms and cramping, relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles, release endorphins which are the body’s natural painkiller and promotes a sense of well-being and some claims it can relieve migraine pain.

How to massage

Massage can be manual using hands, sometimes even the feet and the body weight where a masseur thread on the person being massaged lying on the floor or on a bed. Some also use vibrators. But manual massage can be pretty hard work, and for a real massage, you may need a trained masseur.

Massage Chair

Here is the easy way out. Get a massage chair. No hard manipulating with the hands. No hard work. Just sit in the massage chair, switch it on and relax. What other can be easier than that?

Here is one you may want to consider - Panasonic Massage Chairs. Most of my electrical appliances are under the Panasonic brand. My Panasonic television lasted my for ages without problems. My microwave oven is Panasonic, so is my refrigerator. My son bought a Panasonic digital camera - SV-A510. It produced pretty sharp photos. Only problem is, you got to have a steady hand. Shake and you get a blur photo.

I recently purchased another digital camera for myself. I would not mention the brand or the model for fear of being sued. I took some photos. It was supposed to be a 5 megapixels camera. Plus anti-shake compensation. Pretty impressive. But the first few photos I took in its original large format is all very grainy. However, for my use, it is enough because I have to resize it down to upload to the web. When resized downward, it is sharp enough. But my children are not satisfied. So I took it back the camera shop to complain. They told me Panasonic digital cameras uses the Leica lens, the best. The one I bought uses the manufacturer's own lens. Anyway, here is another case where getting a Panasonic brand product turned out to be better.

You may want to take a look at the new Panasonic EP30005 massage chair. If you are the type who like to check out various option first before making a purchase decision, look at Panasonic EP series of massage chairs. Take your time. Good habit to do some researching before putting your money down.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Use gift cards to avoid waste and prevent headaches

Buying gifts for family, friend, relatives, colleagues. It is a task I hate. For one, I have to scratch my head for a suitable gift to buy. For another, I would have to drive around to shop for them in shopping malls, etc., burning up precious depleting fossil fuel which result in green house gas emission and contribute to global warming. If you are a regular visitor of my blogs, I have a soft spot for the fragile environment, our one and only Spaceship Earth with no lifeboat. Where can we go if something bad happens to our only Spaceship Earth with no lifeboat. Migrate to the moon? That is science fiction and beyond reality.

Some people like shopping for and receiving gifts. I don't. I don't have even a tiny talent for gift ideas and would be hard press to come up with some very good gift ideas. If I need to get gifts for people, I would rather pay for it and leave the choice to them, for after all, they are the ones who are going to use it, and will have a much better idea of what items would be of use to them. Further, there is no need for gift wrapping, for that means using paper, which also means cutting down trees to make the paper. And after unwrapping the gift, what do they do with the gift wrap paper? I used to unwrap the gift slowly, trying my best not to damage the gift wrap paper, and keep them for reuse. But I don't really know how many people on the receiving end will appreciate my effort at conservation and reuse.

You may also know I hate waste. One of the reason I hate buying gifts is because I can never tell if the gift I buy will be of use to the receiver, or if it will be left in a corner to languish, unused. In fact, I have an issue with receiving gifts as you can see from this post: My first grandchild at his grandfather's 58th birthday gathering.

But popular gift cards may be a different story. In the first place, the gift receiver gets to choose his own gifts. In the second place the gift cards merchant has taken the trouble to take into account the preferences of his customers and the gift cards listed the popular ones there which is there as a result of the decisions of a wide spectrum of customers and would thus probably represent collective wisdom, and thus ending up with a gift card that are of use to the receiver is better.

Of course, you are free to search the whole selection of all gift cards available. Not only that, at this site, on the left sidebar, you will see gift cards categorized according to price range and store.

Have a particular preference for a particular store like Amazon Gift Cards? Amazon, the most successful online merchant I believe is one with the widest selection of gifts, and thus the best chance of your gift recipient will be able to get something that he or she needs.

The gift cards merchant also have provided a search box for you to search for gift cards according to the search terms you input. Plus you can do all this online from the comfort of your home right in front of your computer. No driving around to shop for gifts in shopping malls, etc., burning up precious depleting fossil fuel emitting green house gas emission and contributing to global warming. ZERO WASTE.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Personalized items for your home and garden

Human have a strange predilection. They don't want a standard Ford car that can have any color you like, except that it must be black. Witness the many highly personalized vehicles we have on the roads. The most innocent ones is the personalized vehicle plate.

Well, house proud home owners are no different. Give them a choice to get something specially personalized for their home, and I am sure they will jump for it. Probably that is the reason why this online merchant address signs offers personal housewarming gifts. It says housewarming, but you don't really need to have a housewarming party as an excuse for getting things like personalized door mats. Imagine what a creative home owner can do with that. Think of funny punch lines and make your visitors smile (and hopefully laugh heartily) when they step into your home. Or leave subtle hints on do's and don't's on the door mat. If you don't have that creative juice in you, perhaps you can persuade Roland's Housewarming Gifts star a "Creative Department" to do that for you, at a charge of course. I will make this suggestion to them once I publish this post, hope that it become another profit center for them and perhaps some pocket money for me.

For the garden (or more accurately, the front of the garden), or on the front wall of your home, perhaps you can get Personalized Mailboxes or custom address plaque.

Clothes Dryers Reviews

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wall Mounted and Locking Mailboxes for your home

Mail box for a home is important. That is where important mails and letters from loved ones and friends are delivered. If it is a secure mail box, that is even better, for then you don't have to worry about mails going missing. And don't forget aesthetic. I am sure you don't want an ugly mail box right in front of your home for every passerby to see. One ugly mail box can spoil the look of an otherwise beautiful home. Don't sting on mail box.

You can have a a choice of more than 1500 different type of mailboxes at For residential mailboxes, the most suitable ones are wall mounted mailboxes. You can have mailboxes of different shapes and finishes, made of stainless steel, aluminum or other materials. And with their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, you can make your choice and order with peace of mind that you will get a mailbox that you will be happy with. And not only that, you can be sure you will get the best price, for they have an exclusive 111% Guaranteed Price Match. That 111% sound strange, but what they meant is that if you can find the same mailbox being sold at a lower delivered price, all you have to do is to email their sales staff to report a Price Matching. Give them the store's name, the item, and the location of the advertised item so that they can verify their delivered price, that the item is new, they are in-stock and are dealers of that particular item plus the item has the manufacturer's warranty. Once that have been verified, they will not only match the lower price, but even give you a 11% discount on the difference between prices. You can even profit from your "misfortune"!!!!!

If you are worried about your private correspondence stolen by your nosy neighbour, look at their selection of Locking Mailboxes.

Some home owners may have a business and need commercial mailboxes. No worry. This online merchant,, have a wide selection of commercial mailboxes.

Now, what else do you want. Curbside mailboxes to make life easy for your friendly postman? They have that too. Go check their site.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Luxurious bathrooms for your home

After laboring hard at your backyard organic farm, it will be nice to retire to a luxurious bathroom to clean yourself up. After working at the backyard organic farm, you will probably have picked up some dirt and worked up sticky sweat. A bath is imperative, but having a nice bathroom to clean yourself up will be a just reward for your hard work.

A luxurious shower enclosure will help to a great extend to keep the bathroom floor dry and non-slippery. A wet and slippery bathroom floor is one of the common causes of home accidents, leading to needless injuries and suffering and probably incurring medical bills you can ill afford.

Having a natural Birch wood bathroom fittings will give a luxurious and warm atmosphere for the bathroom, and you can enjoy your clean ups with feelings of happiness, well being, prosperity and all the positive feelings.

If you are just starting constructing or renovating your bathroom or bathrooms, consider getting a complete bathroom set and save yourself the headache of having to make decisions on the choice of many separate components of the bathroom or bathrooms.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Natural ways of pest control for backyard organic farmer

A backyard organic farmer need to know natural ways of pest control. A well know method of natural pest control is to attract bird to your backyard garden which may help eat up the pest that otherwise will eat up your hard work.

This online merchant, The Stainless Steel Store has a range of outdoor stainless steel products which include a stainless steel bird feeder which just might do the job of attracting pest eating birds to your backyard organic garden.

You will probably need to water your plants for them to thrive. If you want a watering can that really last a long time, they have a large stainless steel watering can that comes with a 5 year warranty from the manufacturer.

Busy in the day and have no time for your backyard garden but will like to work on it at night? No sweat. Get a stainless steel candle lantern to light the way. It also comes with a 5 year warranty from the manufacturer.

Looks like all their products comes with 5 year warranty from the manufacturer, but I wouldn't be surprised if they last much more longer than that. That is the way I like things - to last. I still have my clothing from many, many years back. In fact I had a singlet from participating in the Penang Bridge marathon from 20 plus years back which only recently got misplaced. I don't like to throw away things. I think it is much more environmentally friendly to get things that last a very long time, like stainless steel products. You contribute less stuff to the landfill.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Stuff for your backyard organic garden

I have a Paypal account with a significant balance. I will like to use it to do some online shopping, so looking for online merchants for getting things for the home and garden. Here is just such a site offering great stuff for home and garden.

One of the principle of organic garden is to use nature for pest control. For example, you would like to attract birds to your backyard organic garden so that they will eat up the pests that would otherwise eat up your organic produce you work so hard to grow. One nice and aesthetic way would be to place a bird bath in your backyard organic farm. The above site has a section offering a wide selection of ShopWiki bird baths.

Other ways to control pests are to have vegetation that attract insects that may eat up the pest for you free of charge and labour, and I think having a nice hedge around your backyard organic farm may do the trick. But hedges need to be trimmed, otherwise they will become an eyesore. I will be good to have a hedge trimmer to make that task easy. There is again a great selection of hedge trimmers at ShopWiki hedge trimmers

There are other offerings for the home and garden at ShopWiki. I believe you can find anything you may conceivably need at ShopWiki. All you need to do is to get online and surf to that site.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Organic Farming in Florida and others

Organic agriculture in Florida is a rapidly growing industry with many certified organic operators, including certified organic growers, value-added growers, and processors. The State of Florida has a few organisations connected with organic products, including

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers, Inc. (FOG) at

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

Bee Heaven Farm - Pikarco

University of Florida Centre for Organic Agriculture

Jessica's Organic Farm

The University of Florida have announced that they are offering an Organic Farming Major. This is a double plus for Florida organic farming because there will be more trained organic farmers and also more research on organic farming methods and practices will be conducted.

If you want to observe organic farming in Florida, pay that sunny state a visit. Book your accommodation at Florida vacation rental homes. However, don't confine yourself to organic farming because Florida is a great place for a well deserved vacation.

Consider popping over to Orlando, the world capital of theme parks, especially if you have your family with you. With the world renowned Walt Disney World Resort which is the largest and most visited recreational resort in the world located there, your children will love you for it. But adults will enjoy the resort too. There is also the Universal Studios Orlando. Disney have two water parks, six golf courses, a sports complex, an auto race track, twenty resort hotels, numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings in Orlando. They also operate an extensive public transit system of buses, boats, and monorails.

If those great tourist attractions interest you, book your accommodation at Orlando vacation rental homes.

But Florida has more than just organic farming and great theme parks to offer. You must have known of Miami Beach through that famous and popular TV show, Miami Vice. Many of the shots were filmed in South Beach, now a thriving tourist spot with a great beach, busy night life with lots of night clubs and restaurants, and a magnet for fashion shoots. So expect to see beautiful models posing for photographs there. Miami Beach is also famous for its Art Deco architecture, which also attracts photo shoots.

For Miami Beach, the place to book accommodation is Miami beach vacation rentals.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Growing Fruits And Vegetables The Way Nature Intended Them To Be

Growing Fruits And Vegetables The Way Nature Intended Them To Be

By George Hapgood

Gardening can add more quality to the way you live and even to some extent may also add quantity to one's life. There are many benefits of gardening, particularly organic gardening that can make one can forget about whatever is bothering him or her.

Organic gardening is the way of growing vegetables and fruits with the use of things only found in nature.

Why would one want to indulge in organic gardening?

1. Organic gardening is less boring.

One can easily make his own compost from garden and kitchen waste. Though this is a bit more time-consuming than buying prepared chemical pesticides and fertilizers, it would surely be one rewarding activity.

2. Less health harming chemicals on the food that you and your family may consume.

Pesticides contain toxins that have only one purpose kill living things. One of the best known benefits of organic gardening is the zero tolerance for pesticide use. This is the most widely know reason for the boom of organic gardening and is also the best of what we get from the benefits of organic gardening.

3. Less harm to the environment.

Organic gardening has residual effect on ground water. The Environmental Protection Agency says that 38 states have cases of contaminated ground water.

The protection of the topsoil from erosion is another concern dealt with the practice of organic gardening.

The Soil Conservation Service says that an estimated 30 - 32 billion tons of soil erodes from United States farmlands every year. Commercial farming causes this.

4. Cost savings

One does need to buy costly chemical fertilizers and pesticides with organic gardening. One example of organic fertilizer that one could make use of is as lowly as the stale coffee and coffee grounds. If one wishes to attract off aphids from vegetables, plant marigolds.

One frugal garden pest spray could be concocted through mixing 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap and 1 cup of cooking oil. Put 3 tablespoons of this mixture in 1 quart of water and spray on plants.

Mulch, which is used to keep moisture in and weeds out, could be in the form of grass clippings and pine needles.

5. Organic gardening makes one feel better knowing he is doing his part in safeguarding the future of the next generations.

On the average, a child ingests four to five times more cancer-causing pesticides from foods than an adult. This can lead to various diseases later on in the child's life. With organic gardening, these incidents are lessened.

About the Author: You Too can have a green thumb. Visit Georges Blog here


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Gaines Mailboxes to complement your backyard orgarnic farm

A backyard organic farm does not exist in a vacuum. It exist in the backyard of a home, and a home have many components - the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the bedrooms, the bathrooms, the facade and of course the curbside which is its connection to the rest of the world.

While email have largely displaced the so-called snail mail, they are still essential for certain correspondence which cannot be transmitted via the Internet, and for that, you need a mailbox.

Gaines Mailboxes offers a great range of mailboxes which you can chose and order online. They have tried to meet the customers' needs including packaging a drill bit with their products so you don't need to hunt for one of the correct size, or worst, to have to venture out of your house to buy one just to install their products.

They have also come out with a range of mail boxes including the Keystone series of mailboxes, an example of which is the Black with Verde Brass Signature Keystone Series Mailboxes, the Gaines Mailboxes: Black with Satin Nickel Classic Pedestal Mailbox Package, the Gaines Mailboxes: Metallic Bronze with Verde Brass Classic Mailbox Top, the Gaines Mailboxes: Black with Verde Brass Signature Keystone Series Mailboxes and others. You can browse through their website to see their whole range.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Organic Food: As Healthy As You Can Get

Organic Food: As Healthy As You Can Get

By Barbara Camie

Healthy food grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, chemical preservatives or genetically engineered DNA is Organic. It is more labor intensive. Organic farming doesn’t use herbicides and other chemicals. So the yield is much smaller and to buy, more expensive. But organic foods are high in vitamins and minerals, tempting a good population to include these diets in their lifestyle.

Benefits of Organic food

• No pesticide, fungicides residues on food

• No synthetic residuals built into plants

• No genetically engineered organisms

• Realistic flavors

• High in vitamin

• High in minerals

• Higher in anti oxidants

The ‘Organic-certified produce’ is grown, harvested, stored and transported without the use of any synthetic chemicals or fumigants. They are processed according to uniform standards and USDA accredited organizations verify it.

Organic farming vs. Conventional farming

• Traditional farmers use chemical fertilizers in the soil to grow crops. Organic farmers build soil with natural fertilizer

• In traditional farming, insecticides are used to kill the insects and diseases. Organic farmers use insect predators and barriers

• Traditional farmers control weed growth by applying synthetic herbicides but crop rotation, tillage, hand weeding and mulches control weeds in Organic fields

Organic foods are not completely chemical free, but the pesticide residues will be much lower than those found in produce manufactured with synthetic chemicals.

About the Author: Barbara Camie, Agriculture Organic Food Specialist, Phentermine Weight Loss Managment Group


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mailbox for your home

Backyard organic farm can only exist in a house, and all houses must have mailboxes for you to receive letters from the postman. With the advent of the now pervasive Internet, shopping online is a great convenience, and one which I prefer where feasible. If you are shopping for mailboxes, Mailbox Exchange is a great place to do it online. They have a wide variety of mailboxes and mailbox posts you can chose from, and from a long list of manufacturers.

If you are busy with your backyard organic farm, you are likely too busy to keep watch on your mailbox, and there is every possibility of letters being stolen from your unguarded mailbox. You may want to consider Locking Mailboxes. With that, you can continue tinkering with your backyard organic farm without worrying about letters being stolen.

You may also want nice decorative Address Plaques and Numbers for your house to make it easy for visitors and postmen to locate your house and to give a good first impression.

If you are a fussy house-proud home owner in addition to being a backyard organic farmer, you may even want to consider their Curbside Decor Products. With all that, you will then have an attractive home, nice organic produce from your backyard organic farm plus have peace of mind that your letters are safe and wouldn't get stolen.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Blinds for your home

Blinds are an attractive and practical window treatment that enhance the look and feel of your home or building. They can let light and air in during the daytime while enhancing security by keeping them closed at night. Blinds gives a geometric elegance to any window while the consistency of horizontal lines is attractive. They also provide privacy when you need it. have a large variety of blinds for your windows which you can choose and shop conveniently online. They have Cellular Shades, Wood Blinds Faux Wood, Natural Wood and Bamboo Blinds, Real Basswood Blinds, etc.

The best part of it is now they are having a May Sales Extravaganza offering 10 to 15% off their blinds. If you are planning to get blinds for your cozy home, this month is the best month for you to grab some bargains from

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Nice Interior for your house to complement your nice backyard organic farm

After a long, hard day at the backyard organic farm, I am sure you would like to relax in a nice interior to soothe your aching muscles after all the hard work. However, interior design is not for everybody to dabble in. If you want a real nice comfortable interior, you have to depend on a professional interior designer.

Interior designer in Longbeach, CA can help you in this task. Long Beach CA Interior Design is run by Sara Arndt. You can read about Sara Arndt here: About Sara Arndt or examine the projects she has successfully completed at Past Projects.

You may want to know about how Sara Arndt goes about undertaking an interior design project. You can get an idea about the process and practices she follows when she undertake an interior design project at Sara Arndt Interior Design services and practices.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mailbox for your house to complement your nice backyard organic farm

Wall Mounted MailboxYou may have a nice backyard organic farm in your house, but you would also want to present a pleasant facade to your house, and that normally include a presentable mailbox. If you are looking for a mailbox for your house, Mailboxixchange has a wide variety of mailboxes for you to choose from, and for your convenience, you can select and buy them online. Mailboxixchange not only have Wall mounted mailboxes like the one you see in the photo, but they have Single-unit mailbox and Post Packages, Multi-unit Mailbox and Post Packages, Mailbox Posts, etc.

Mailboxixchange don't just have a wide variety of mailboxes to choose from, they also have Address Plaques and House Numbers and Curbside Decor.

With the wide varieties of things for your house front and curbside from Mailboxixchange, you will not only have a nice backyard organic farm, but a very presentable facade or curbside.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Use to save on your gardening supplies

Need some gardening utensils or supplies for your backyard organic farm. Get free coupons to save on your purchases at You can find coupons to save on your home and garden supplies at Home and Garden coupons. This you can do at your convenience at home online.

At, there is a search box where you can search for the items you need. I tried searching for "seed" and came up with this page: Search result page for "seed". One of the link lead to Henry Fields coupon where you can get $10 off for purchases of $30 and 10% off on Blueberries.

A search for "organic fertilizer" turned up this page: Search result page for "organic fertilizere". Following a link there to Gardens Alive showed that you can save $20 off an order of $40. That is a very substantial discount of 50%.

A search for "gardening tools" resulted in Search result page for "gardening tools" with a long list of links. You can try following those links yourself and see what is available.

Use for substantial savings for your gardening supplies for your backyard organic farm.

Take a rest from organic farming. Watch some movies on your LCD, Plasma TV, etc.

Take a rest from organic farming. Watch some nice, enertaining movies on your TV. You will get maximum viewing pleasure from watching TV with a LCD, plasma or rear projector TV screen.

Have you bought a LCD, plasma or rear projector TV screen? If you have, you will know that it is a hefty investment, and you should do everything within your power to get the best out of it and to protect your hefty investment.

Get PixelProtectorTM, a DVD based premium screen diagnostic and calibration tool for all types of LCD, plasma and rear projection TV screens. You can get optimal performance for a large flat screen TV and preserve the life of your TV set with PixelProtectorTM. For a cost of a single DVD from PixelProtectorTM, you can prolong the life of your television set and save a bundle in repair or replacement costs.

PixelProtectorTM has many features that will ensure your television is correctly calibrated to gain the sharpest and most colourful image your TV has to offer. If you have a 3 year or new LCD, plasma or rear projector TV screen, getting a copy of PixelProtectorTM will ensure your TV lasts the test of time through correct calibration, diagnostic tools and tips for setting up.

PixelProtectorTM can help resolve common issues with plasma TV like Image burn in, Ghosting and Setup. With with LCD screens include, it can help resolve common issues like Trailing or blocking effect on screen (pixilation), Pixel drop out and Unnatural image blacks are dark grey. Common issues with Projection screens include Alignment, Picture saturation and Blown bulb. You can read how PixelProtectorTM can help resolve these issues at PixelProtectorTM Support

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Organic fertilizer for the dragon Fruit cactus

I have written a post about planting dragon fruit cactus in my backyard garden at Cultivating dragon fruit cactus in my backyard garden (click "BACK" button to get back to this page). The cacti need to be fertilized, and since the title of this blog is backyard organic farming, I need to use organic fertilizer, and not artificial fertilizer.

I hope you willl not be squeamish about this, but I urinate into a 5 litre bottle leaving about 9/10th empty. I leave it to ferment for a week, then dilute it with water and used it to water the cacti. I fill the bottle again with water both to rinse it and also used it to further water the cacti and start the cycle all over again. I hope this will help the cacti grow quickly and start fruiting early.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Wedding Anniversary Celebrations for backyard organic farmers

If you are cultivating a backyard organic farm, it is unlikely you are a bachelor or a spinster. You are most likely to be married, and for married couples, there are wedding anniversaries to celebrate and invitations to send out. Rhodes Island Wedding Resources can make the task easy for you.

Backyard gardeners can be of any age, and you may be celebrating your Golden (50th) Wedding Anniversary, or Silver (25th) Wedding Anniversary, or other wedding anniversaries. You may also want to incorporate your photo into the wedding anniversary invitation cards and that can be done as you can see from Photo Anniversaries.

Whichever one it is, you can probably find the right type of wedding anniversary invitation cards from Rhodes Island Wedding Resources.

If you happen to be a happily married backyard gardeners planning to celebrate a wedding anniversary, may I wish you a very happy and auspicious celebration.

Pamper yourself after a hard day's work at the backyard farm with nice ceiling fans and bathroom accessories

Got nothing much to post on the backyard organic farm. The dragon fruit cactus are growing, but very slowly, so nothing new to report.

Well, if you do a lot of backyard farming, you are likely to feel hot and uncomfortable after your strenous farming, and having a nice fan to cool you down or having a nice bathroom with nice accessories to clean up will be very pleasant.

Well, if you are looking for new or replacement fans, or bathroom accessories, you can shop for one at the Farrey's Online Shop. Farrey's have a 30 days return policy, so I suppose you can shope with some confidence.

There is a wide range of fans for you to choose from. Examples are
Ceiling Fans and Ceiling Fan Accessories by Casablanca Fan Company,
Ceiling Fans and Ceiling Fan Accessories by Craftmade,
Ceiling Fans and Ceiling Fan Accessories by Ellington
and many more. You can check them out at Farrey's Online Shop

Farrey's also offers Bathroom Products and Bath Hardware

Ater a hard day's work at the backyard organic farm, you deserve to be pampered with these luxurious items.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Backyard organic farming and window blinds

A big advantage of growing a small organic farm in your backyard is that you get to grow your own vegetables without pesticides and artificial fertilizers. And you probably get lots of exercise too. However, the disadvantage of a backyard organic farm is that it may be unsightly as compared to a garden cultivated for aesthetic purpose.

This is where putting blind on your window can come in useful. With the blinds, you have the choice of shutting out the view of your backyard garden. You can actually shop for window blinds on line. A good choice of an online dealer in window blinds is They have a wide choice of faux wood blinds which combine the beauty of wood with the durability of polyvinyl, real Basswood blinds which can take on various wood stain to match your interior, natural wood and bamboo blinds with a choice of open or closed weaves, Cellular shades for small and medium size windows, and BellaTM Roman Shades available in a wide choice of fabric, color, style and varying level of light control.

There are other choices, and you can get a quick online quote. All you need to do is to select the product and enter the dimensions of your window (see screenshot below. Click to enlarge).

window blinds online quick quote

At, you can also request for free samples.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Cultivating dragon fruit cactus in the backyard

I am retired and my daughter thought it would be a good idea to get me more active in gardening, so she brought back some dragon fruit cactus cuttings for me to plant. I don't know anything about dragon fruit cactus, so I did some searching. I found out that there were various species, and mine could possibly be Hylocereus undatus
a.k.a. Pitahaya or Strawberry Pear. Pitahaya is the Spainish name for the fruit. I was told there are some with yellow flesh and some are red. It seems the red ones are better. I was told the one they brought back is the red flesh type.

Further, I found it is not a free standing cactus, but a vining one. The plant may creep over the ground or climb onto trees or wooden poles using aerial roots. My search revealed that those who cultivate the cactus uses wooden poles for support. However, the house I am staying in was developed from a former rubber estate and prone to termite infestations. I was thus reluctant to plant it. My son-in-law came up with the idea of using plastic pipes and tying the growing cactus to the pipes.

So the next day I walked over to the nearby hardware shop and bought some plastic pipes. However, I made the mistake of purchasing the small 1" diameter poles, and I doubt the pipes would make a good free standing support for the cactus if it is partly buried in the ground. The maid, a Cambodian, got the briliant idea of leaning the pipes against a dividing wall in the garden. Below is a picture of the growing cactus, the pipes, and the dividing wall:

dragon fruit cactus cultivation in the backyard