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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">Many of you considered Labor Day the official goodbye to summer. &nbsp;Others are watching the calender for the official beginning of Fall on September 22. &nbsp;That makes this month a gift full of mild weather, moderately long, sunny days and anticipation of seasons to come. &nbsp;My youngest just asked, "How many <i>years</i> is it 'til Christmas?" &nbsp;Oh, if time only moved that slowly for the grownups!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://sphotos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/999350_615494495149767_1165957958_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="211" src="https://sphotos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/999350_615494495149767_1165957958_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Baby Watermelon in our Garden</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;">While our garden's watermelons were a seasonal failure (see how cute one of those little ones was before a suspected squash borer sucked the life out of the vine?), purchased fresh melons were a summer favorite, and not something we've wanted to give up yet. &nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e7Voxu60HIM/UiTDb6XSixI/AAAAAAAAK7o/AZFKAeszuKI/s1600/DSC_9443.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="211" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e7Voxu60HIM/UiTDb6XSixI/AAAAAAAAK7o/AZFKAeszuKI/s320/DSC_9443.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A fun after-school treat has been frozen watermelon. When I ran out of refrigerator room and had to hurriedly freeze half a watermelon, we later used the ice cream scoop to scrape watermelon ice with a flavor to rival any store-bought treat. &nbsp;But, that is a lot of work. &nbsp;When I have time, I prefer slicing the melon first, then freezing it like this:</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wu6HrxJWKAg/UiTDHWf8BMI/AAAAAAAAK7c/eI4vVM3LR74/s1600/WatermelonPops.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="263" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wu6HrxJWKAg/UiTDHWf8BMI/AAAAAAAAK7c/eI4vVM3LR74/s400/WatermelonPops.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">What I don't want outdoors are toxins in products I've purchased for family fun. &nbsp;Here's a look at what environmental scientists <a href="http://mindthestore.saferchemicals.org/backyard-bbq" target="blank">found</a> when they looked at some popular backyard picnic gear.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Even late in the summer, I'm still concerned about mosquitoes in the backyard. &nbsp;For at least a few seasons now we've been using this <a href="http://www.womensvoices.org/take-action/green-momma-parties/diy-recipes/" target="blank">WVE recipe</a>&nbsp;(3rd one down on their site) for homemade bug repellent made with citronella. &nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A Missouri-based company recently sent us some samples of their <a href="http://www.mosquitnoband.com/" target="blank">Mosquitno</a>&nbsp;arm bands and stickers that use all-natural citronella to repel pests. &nbsp;They seemed to help when I put them on the kids during evening play hours in the yard.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hope your September is full of beautiful days and family fun as you soak up what's left of summer.<br /><br /><b style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">Be sure to bookmark&nbsp;</span><a href="http://floursackmama.com/" style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">FlourSackMama.com</a><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;so you won't miss a thing as we grow into a site that can bring you more of what you want!</span></b></div><br /><br /></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">Many of you considered Labor Day the official goodbye to summer. &nbsp;Others are watching the calender for the official beginning of Fall on September 22. &nbsp;That makes this month a gift full of mild weather, moderately long, sunny days and anticipation of seasons to come. &nbsp;My youngest just asked, "How many <i>years</i> is it 'til Christmas?" &nbsp;Oh, if time only moved that slowly for the grownups!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://sphotos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/999350_615494495149767_1165957958_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="211" src="https://sphotos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/999350_615494495149767_1165957958_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Baby Watermelon in our Garden</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;">While our garden's watermelons were a seasonal failure (see how cute one of those little ones was before a suspected squash borer sucked the life out of the vine?), purchased fresh melons were a summer favorite, and not something we've wanted to give up yet. &nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e7Voxu60HIM/UiTDb6XSixI/AAAAAAAAK7o/AZFKAeszuKI/s1600/DSC_9443.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="211" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e7Voxu60HIM/UiTDb6XSixI/AAAAAAAAK7o/AZFKAeszuKI/s320/DSC_9443.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A fun after-school treat has been frozen watermelon. When I ran out of refrigerator room and had to hurriedly freeze half a watermelon, we later used the ice cream scoop to scrape watermelon ice with a flavor to rival any store-bought treat. &nbsp;But, that is a lot of work. &nbsp;When I have time, I prefer slicing the melon first, then freezing it like this:</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wu6HrxJWKAg/UiTDHWf8BMI/AAAAAAAAK7c/eI4vVM3LR74/s1600/WatermelonPops.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="263" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wu6HrxJWKAg/UiTDHWf8BMI/AAAAAAAAK7c/eI4vVM3LR74/s400/WatermelonPops.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">What I don't want outdoors are toxins in products I've purchased for family fun. &nbsp;Here's a look at what environmental scientists <a href="http://mindthestore.saferchemicals.org/backyard-bbq" target="blank">found</a> when they looked at some popular backyard picnic gear.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Even late in the summer, I'm still concerned about mosquitoes in the backyard. &nbsp;For at least a few seasons now we've been using this <a href="http://www.womensvoices.org/take-action/green-momma-parties/diy-recipes/" target="blank">WVE recipe</a>&nbsp;(3rd one down on their site) for homemade bug repellent made with citronella. &nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">A Missouri-based company recently sent us some samples of their <a href="http://www.mosquitnoband.com/" target="blank">Mosquitno</a>&nbsp;arm bands and stickers that use all-natural citronella to repel pests. &nbsp;They seemed to help when I put them on the kids during evening play hours in the yard.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Hope your September is full of beautiful days and family fun as you soak up what's left of summer.<br /><br /><b style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">Be sure to bookmark&nbsp;</span><a href="http://floursackmama.com/" style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">FlourSackMama.com</a><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;so you won't miss a thing as we grow into a site that can bring you more of what you want!</span></b></div><br /><br /></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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