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Cleaning the Toilet

posted by: wandaredhead on 02.27.2008 at 12:13 pm in The Garden Party Forum

This is probably an oldie but the first time I saw it.

I think it's a hoot and ssoooo true!!

Toilet Cleaning Instructions:

1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/4 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.

2. Pick up the cat then pet and soothe him lovingly while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one fast smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You will need to stand on the lid.

4. The cat will self-agitate and make ample suds.

Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, cats actually enjoy this.

5. Flush the toilet two or three times. This provides a 'power-wash and rinse.'

6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.

9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.

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clipped on: 02.28.2008 at 03:55 pm    last updated on: 02.28.2008 at 03:59 pm

What we can learn from a dog

posted by: sheila on 03.21.2007 at 09:35 pm in The Garden Party Forum

I ran across this when I was going through some files today. It's anonymous.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the exeperience of fresh air and wind on your face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Practice obedience.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Run, romp and play daily.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.


clipped on: 03.23.2007 at 10:38 am    last updated on: 03.23.2007 at 10:39 am

'Instant beds'

posted by: donn_ on 03.28.2006 at 07:01 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Need quick bedspace for your new babies? Here's a surefire way to build them quickly, using nothing but lawn and cardboard.

Groundlevel beds: Cut the lawn/sod about 6-8" deep, in sections you can handle easily. In the space you dug the sod from, lay out sheets of cardboard. Soak the cardboard. Flip the sod chunks upside down, so the grass side is on the cardboard. You now have a new bed, which can be planted into immediately, with a little compost added to the back fill.

Elevated beds: Find a part of the yard that could use a new woodchip path (alongside a bed is a good spot, because it doesn't have to be mowed or edged, because there won't be any grass to grow into your bed). Dig out the same sod chunks outlined above. Lay out the cardboard where you want the new bed, and soak it down. Flip the sod chunks same as above. It's ready to plant. Put down some landscape fabric where you dug out the sod, and cover it with 6-8" of woodchips. You now have a weedfree path that will make compost at it's bottom, which you can harvest every year. Just rake back the top, shovel the bottom into adjacent beds, rake the top back into the bottom, and put a new layer on top.

The primary benefits of instant beds are that you don't need layers of greens and browns like with lasagna beds, and they don't shrink down like lasagna beds.


clipped on: 09.11.2006 at 12:57 pm    last updated on: 09.11.2006 at 01:01 pm