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Active streets!

Active Streets Gainesville, an event that focused on active transportation happened last weekend. University Ave was shut down to autos for several blocks near Main Street. People rode bikes, skateboards, and walked around enjoying the moment with no automobile traffic. 

Gainesville,…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 25, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Signs of Spring!

Hello, McRorie Gardeners!

Signs of Spring are all around at the garden! I saw this beautiful robin kicking up a dust storm yesterday. The garden is looking so good! I just planted the first few plants for the upcoming season:…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Florida Earth Skills Gathering is upon us!

Hey, y'all!

Tomorrow, the gathering begins in beautiful Hawthorne, FL. There's a bike ride down there via the Hawthorne trail organized. If you've been to Mycol's Finca for the previous gatherings, you know it's a special time. …

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Added by Michael Levin on February 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Turn of the century Vintage Stamps

Traceable history make value enhance

Prices get higher as the years go by

Dream of finding one valued so high

Extremely fine with the perfect gum

Designer flaws bring high premium

Famous from error illustration

Collection of art inspiration

We are crazy for detailed graphics

Finding rare depends on the markets

Unused are the old collectibles

Their worth can…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on September 23, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Harnees Racing ( Poem )

Harness Racing ( Poem )

Horses pull a two wheeled cart

If it breaks you will depart

Place a bet before it starts

Good wager wins if played smart

Riders ready at the gate

Fans no longer have to wait

Athlete sport with high speed

Is a skill you surely need

At times a horse can fall down

Sad to see that come around

Last turn has crowd in a roar

We wait to hear close end score

If your looking to explore

My…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on September 21, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Kids Love For Animals

Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )

Children’s favorite shows are of animals

I have hours in a playlist that are laughable

Like a camera pecking rooster and fun monkeys

To a mom and a baby miniature donkeys

Videos of wild turkeys and charming geese

Ducks in water and chicks learning to speak

Dazzling ostrich and many free birds

Some you would not want to move towards

A large unique animal is the alligator

The total opposite of the…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 26, 2014 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Create designer Christmas tree

From squash, to bread, and fun cookies

Instructions made so easily

One from red hat society

Home from the heart season theme

Star wars made a holiday scene

Wonderland can be of little lambs

Making ornaments with your hands

Whatever your style or budget

Your personal touch can be tropic

Focal point of your home can be

Inspired by glamorous jewelry

We…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 25, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Tractor Pulls

Tractor Pulls ( Poem )

America’s passion tractor haul

Ford and Farmall want to take it all

Showcasing your tractor is never dull

Case give a strong performance call

See a smokey John Deere tractor

Unleash yourself in an Oliver

Massey Ferguson speeds uncovered

As International pulls with no effort

White’s power with high tractive force

As McCormick is running the course

Agricultural machinery Competition

Fun family oriented…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 23, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Woodsmen Day

Woodsmen Day ( Poem)

Sport using handsaws

With a toothed edge blade

One or two handed sawing

On a woodsmen fair day

Traditional log rolling

Is a lumberjacks technique

Style used in river driving

The illustration is unique

Springboard tree is branchless

With live action you can’t beat

Platform board is dangerous

A risk if you compete

Block ax chopping

Is a loggers sport indeed

Hard on your back swinging

Be…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 21, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Broken Souls

Broken Souls

I talk to producers of books and screenplays

My tormented farm life strayed my way

Strict sheltered home and harsh realities

Today’s modern world and mental tragedies

Constantly under pressure, was pure and healthy

I find I was repressed by everything I’d see

Never exposed to the world most know

By turning on t.v and watching a show

The day finally came, I had to leave home

To the hard tough world, I felt so…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 7, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

The Warmth Of Homemade

The Warmth Of Homemade

Cooking, freezing, and raspberry jam

Beef stew, salmon pie, and egg rolls out of ham

Quick party foods and a hunters breakfast

Castle cake, feather bed, and little trees for Christmas

Cakes of Dolphin, Smurf, and Muno too

Butterfly, Barbie Doll with thousands of views

Baby items, aprons, and dresses to sew

You can make your own maple syrup, you know

Wreaths, snowmen, and Christmas logs are a craft

Helping…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 6, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Read All About It

READ ALL ABOUT IT

Stories all of 100 years old

Bribery And Blackmail

They have to be retold

Definitions of words have surely changed

as Kilts And Reefers are now explained.

Two Kinds Of Success stories

That Work Both Ways

Stealing From Cities

and the Faithful Toby way

No Poison In The Wallpaper

is History Rewritten

With A Humble Helper

and Powerful Competition

Like a Scene In A Play

The Counterpane Got…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 3, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

New Future Of The Internet

New Future Of The Internet

Cable cost are up too high

You turned to the internet and so have I

My Youtube channel is the way to go

Now I can even make video shows

I group the videos to make a show

To bring you the best of where I go

For kids the mower and stove videos

I also have vehicles and some scarecrows

Kids can watch from morn til night

with lots of things for a kids delight

Light houses, ship building, and horses…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on July 29, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Portland is Still my Favorite

Portland, Oregon is a fun place to go as a traveller. I've been visiting Portland for a long time and I always have a good time and see new things.

It's been a year since I've been here. There are new food carts serving…

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Added by Michael Levin on July 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spring is in the Air

Boy, oh boy... It's beautiful here in the Swamp. I'm writing this from Florida on a sunny, sunny day. I've been traveling a lot lately and have not checked my garden patch for weeks at the beautiful McRorie Community Garden. But, this week's the week to drop by and see how the sprouts have grown. That's the nice thing about a garden. As long as you don't have turbulent…

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Added by Michael Levin on March 9, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

From good to great...Dr Harold Kroto

Harold Kroto discovered Bucky Balls. He opened the door to nano technology. Like, that's partly why little smartphones are possible.…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead songwriter

(Photo from Jambase's Hunter Fall Tour article)

Robert Hunter wrote lots of Grateful Dead songs with Jerry Garcia charting the music. Robert was just on tour in the Fall, 2013. If you want to listen to him playing guitar and singing, there are a bunch of songs…

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Added by Michael Levin on December 24, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments

6 Lessons the Sick can Teach the Healthy

What can you learn from the sick? Well, here's 6 lessons from a chronically ill person who is also a law professor and gifted writer. Here's what Toni Bernhard, JD has to offer:

1. Less is more - clean out the stuff you've accumulated

2. Ruminating about the past and worrying about the future <makes> me unhappy.

3. Rushing to judgment about…

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Added by Michael Levin on December 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Offroad biking in Gainesville, FL - Maps!

If you're looking for places to ride in G'Ville, there's a new website with passion. It's called Eco Agro Trails and G'Ville is featured center stage.

This is straight from the site - and the kind of detail you'll find. It's their map of…

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Added by Michael Levin on December 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Paddling in Florida ::: Outdoor Adventures December 2013

Hello "wanna go" crew,
 
We're entering into a couple of the most popular weeks of the year for paddling. And, as always seems to happen, the schedule has changed a bit due to customer requests. Fortunately, the requests were for popular trips; a couple of which we'll be doing multiple times. This should…
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Added by Michael Levin on December 19, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

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