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- Just J -

Shouldn't I have known that by now? 

Even at my age, I am learning new things everyday, but sometimes I am surprised that I did not learn some of these things earlier. How did I make it to this stage of my life without knowing this stuff? Shouldn't I have known that by now? This site is my way of sharing some practical tips, tasty recipes, vacation ideas, life accounts and random knowledge. Some stuff you will already know, some stuff you may never need to know, but hopefully you will find a few useful tidbits. If not, then I hope you will at least find some entertainment as I share my insights and stories. Welcome to my life!

Stock Tank Fishpond - Part 3 - Fish and Plants

Posted 6/11/2021

The stock tank fishpond is done and we are enjoying our little spot of tranquility in the city! All the planning,  labor, and expense have been worth it. Everyone in the family gravitates to this little water feature every time they go into the backyard. Hanging out on the deck has become a little more interesting and fun, and yet also more relaxing. I want to share with you the living part of the pond build; the plants and the fish.

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Stock Tank Fishpond - Part 2 - DIY Biological Filter

Posted 5/21/2021

So, I am getting closer to having fish in my stock tank pond! As the weather continues to warm up, I am making sure that everything is in place for moving my goldfish from their aquarium to the pond. The DIY biological filter has been running for a few weeks and works perfectly. Today’s post looks at the filter build and shows how easy it is to make your own filter without breaking the bank. 

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Safety Collar for Nervous Dogs

Posted 4/23/2021

I am teaching Ozzie to run beside my bike. He is young, athletic and very busy. We go on 3-4 walks everyday and we try to make one of those walks at least an hour long. I try to exercise his mind with learning new tricks, challenging him with obstacles at the playground, and using treat balls and treat puzzles; but Ozzie is still full of energy. So, with Spring coming, we are getting out on the bike as much as we can. And I always use a safety collar.

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Stock Tank Fishpond - Part 1 - The Build

Posted 4/9/2021

Last week I mentioned to T that I would like it if he and the Boy would build me a water feature for our deck as a Mother’s Day present. I had an idea in mind using concrete that I needed to draw out and show T, but since we were out on a bike ride, I told him I would explain it when we were finished. By the time we made it home, the wheels were already turning in T’s head and he asked if I would like an above-ground fishpond instead. Well, of course I would!!

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Kayaking  July 2020

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