All About The Garden

Blackberries are a delicious and nutritious berry that can be grown in most home gardens. They are easy to care for, but require a bit of space and patience. With proper care, blackberries can produce a bountiful harvest of sweet, juicy berries for many years.

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When planting blackberries, it’s important to choose a location that has well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. Blackberries require at least 6 hours of sunlight per day to produce a good crop. You should also plant them in a raised bed or in-ground bed, as they require good drainage to thrive.

Blackberries can be planted in the spring or fall, depending on your climate. When planting, space the plants 3-4 feet apart, and make sure to plant them at the same depth as they were grown in their container. Water the plants well after planting and keep the soil moist…

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Is It Really Worth The Time To Sprout All Your Own Veggies?

All About The Garden

Starting your own vegetable seeds at home instead of buying them from the store can be a highly beneficial and rewarding experience. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Cost-Effective: Starting your own vegetable seeds is much more cost-effective than buying seedlings or mature plants from a nursery or garden center. A packet of seeds can contain dozens or even hundreds of seeds, which can yield a significant amount of produce for a fraction of the cost of buying plants. I just bought a packet of seeds for the same price that it would cost me to buy one plant.
  2. Customization: Starting your own vegetable seeds allows you to choose from a wide variety of seed varieties and cultivars, so you can select the ones that are best suited to your growing conditions and preferences. This also allows you to grow unique and heirloom varieties that may not be available at…

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Spinach: The Leafy Green That Will Make You Feel Like Popeye…Maybe

All About The Garden

Oh boy, spinach. It’s the leafy green that everyone just loves to love, and for good reason too! It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will make you feel like the strongest man/woman in the world (or at least make you feel like you could try). So, let’s talk about growing this overrated veggie and finding new ways to eat it because, let’s be real, nobody likes a boring salad.

First of all, growing spinach is a piece of cake. Well, unless you live in a hot and sunny climate, then good luck. Spinach loves cool weather and shady spots, so make sure to plant it in the spring or fall. And if you do manage to grow it, congratulations! You’re now one step closer to feeling like Popeye.

Now, let’s talk about the health benefits of eating spinach. It’s loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, as well…

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Vegemite Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe —

Try this delicious and unique twist on traditional spaghetti bolognese with the addition of Vegemite for a rich and savory flavor. Quick and easy to prepare, this recipe is perfect for a family dinner or a weeknight meal. This flavour packed recipe is from the VEGEMITE Cookbook: Favourite recipes that TASTE LIKE AUSTRALIA and celebrates…

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7 Art Therapy activities to do at home

Art Therapy with Kimberly

If you’re reading this you’re probably well aware of the benefits of art therapy.

Art making in and of itself is a form of communication. Whether you’re aware of it or not, the moment you create a piece of art you are communicating a message, consciously and subconsciously. This is why engaging in art therapy can such an illuminating process. The visual language used during art-making is often symbolic and rich with metaphors. When you are in session with an art therapist you will begin to make meaning from your creations by exploring the symbols and metaphors that come up in the art.

However, if you are wanting to dip your feet in art therapy and aren’t ready to try an art therapy session, here are some things you can try at home right now. I’ve deliberately chosen activities that don’t require fancy materials, most of the supplies you…

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Personal History In Preparation For Black History Month 

The Long and Short Stories of Life

Yesterday, I wrote about the monument to The Great Migration that honors the six million African Americans who traveled from the South to Chicago beginning in 1910. Today, I touch on my personal history as I prepare to celebrate Black History Month.

In 1960, my family lived in Chicago on 31st and Calumet, just five blocks south of where the monument stood on 26thstreet. Back then, the cleaners, hardware store, restaurant, and other stores were owned by my friends’ parents. The Griffins owned the funeral home on 33rd Street; and their daughter, Pearl, went to school with us.

Doctors, teachers, and politicians all lived in the neighborhood, as did factory workers and janitors, but childhood friendships knew no economic bounds. We played together and received mentoring from dentists, funeral directors, and streetwise philosophers. There were varieties of lifestyles and economics. We ate three-course, dining room meals with one family, and fried…

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MLB The Show 23 coming to Switch March 28th — My Nintendo News

MLB The Show has had a yearly release since 2006. However, it’s a first-party franchise for Sony, so it isn’t surprising that the vast majority of the franchise’s installments have never released on a Nintendo console. That changed last year with the release of MLB The Show 22. Well, it seems that this will remain… Read…

MLB The Show 23 coming to Switch March 28th — My Nintendo News


The sun beats down mercilessly,
Unrelenting in its quest to sear.

The heat is like a physical force,
Battering down on us unmercifully.

We are surrounded by a hazy blur,
The world distorted by the glare.

We squint our eyes against the brightness,
Trying to make out the shapes around us.

Everything is bleached of color,
bathed in the harsh light of the sun.

The heat is unbearable,
The glare overwhelming.

We seek shelter from the sun,
Desperate for relief from the heat.

But there is nowhere to hide,
Nowhere to escape the glare.

Word Of The Day Challenge-Blinding

The Darkness Comes

The day started like any other. But as the hours wore on, something began to feel wrong. A sense of unease settled over the city, blanketing it in a thick, palpable feeling of dread.

By noon, the skies had darkened and a cold wind was howling through the streets. By nightfall, the power had gone out and the city was plunged into darkness.

And then the screaming started.

At first, it was just isolated cries, echoing through the empty streets. But soon it was a chorus of terror, coming from all around.

People were fleeing their homes, running in panic through the darkness. But there was nowhere to go. No safe haven from the madness that was unfolding all around.

And then the blinding began.

People ripped out their own eyes, tearing at them with their bare hands. The screams turned to wails of agony as the blind stumbled blindly through the darkness, colliding with walls and each other in their panic.

Some sought refuge in the darkness, hiding themselves away from the terror. But even in the darkness, they could still hear the screams. The screams of the blinded, the screams of the damned.