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Get a Grip on Climbing Walls

This fantasy home feature can be surprisingly within reach. Here's what it takes to get some climbing heaven at home Full Story
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nitpicker
Half the fun of a climbing wall is to have others to climb with you. Competition, pushing one's limits and all that. Most of the liability is when the guest gets hung up or falls and injures themselves (they will). If you think of the massive monetary awards given to dog bites, think what a field day injured party (parents) will have on your home and your finances if an injury, even a minor one does occur.
I'm all for climbing walls, but under supervision. A home wall will never be totally supervised. A climbing wall by its mere existence invites one to make an attempt to climb .(I once caught a delivery truck driver try the first few handholds.) That first step, even unauthorized, makes the owner liable. If you put in a climbing wall, get (under age 21 here) participants parents to sign a release AND purchase an insurance rider. A big one. No exceptions.. You'll thank me later.
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I wholeheartedly agree with cacacloeb. I was dropped 15' by my belay partner (when he was busy chatting). Thirteen injuries took 10 years to fully recover. Yes, the flooring was padded with support metal studs. I dropped hard straight down on the metal cross-struts and bounced backwards landing on my head on another set of the cross-struts. The messsage: ensure that there are no distractions to the climber and to the belay partner, the padding support structure is well hidden and properly padded, and if there is an accident, call for an ambulance.
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Follow Nature’s Lead for Artful Stacked Stones

Surprise and delight in the landscape with rock formations resembling wildland hoodoos and cairns Full Story
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Michael Davidson
Karen - it's at the Weald and Downland Museum in West Sussex. You'll see these saddle stones right across the southern counties of England.
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summery
Love Andy Goldsworthy's work - his books are glorious.

Our farm is currently an inukshuk training ground - it's currently being tile-drained, and the farmer got a bit bored, and started creating somewhat haphazard inukshuks all over the place with his excavator - they look awesome, literally, as they're HUGE!

Karen - you didn't include standing stones. You can find them dotted around the countryside all over Scotland, and further afield. Stonehenge is quite a well-known example. They're also called menhirs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menhir
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Simple Pleasures: Savor Summer’s Last Hurrah

Choose from 3 easy celebrations to close summer out in a soul-satisfying way Full Story
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elenanoir
Looking forward to bundling up our newborn 3rd son & hitting the parks before it gets cold. With a little luck we'll be moving into our first house under renovation in time to ready it for hibernation. End of summer will be about spackling, painting, sanding & refinishing before the weather turns. Oh & finishing up the ice pops in the freezer before the kids lose excitement over them. Maybe some kite flying.
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myspottyteapot
Sadly while you guys are mourning the end of summer, here in oz we are looking forward to the end of winter! Your sadness is our joy!! At even the slightest hint of warmth, I am outside having my coffee, getting excited about my garden coming to life again. And by the end of summer, I will be sick of the flies, tired of the 40'C days, and worn out by constantly trying to keep my garden alive!! Such fun! ☀️
August 20, 2014 at 2:17AM     
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Guest Picks: 20 Finds to Cluck About

If you have or love chickens, you’ll flock to these coops, themed accessories, artwork and more Full Story
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August 20, 2014 at 2:37PM   
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jcampbell711
The coops are lovely, but some appear to have too many chickens for the size of the coop. In addition to checking local ordinances, do your research on how much indoor and outdoor space your chickens require (will vary for bantams, medium size and large size chickens as well as whether you plan to allow them to free range). Also, keeping your chickens safe from predators should be part of your planning (everybody likes chicken - raccoons, dogs, foxes ...)
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11 Design Solutions for Sloping Backyards

Hit the garden slopes running with these bright ideas for terraces, zones, paths and more Full Story
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tbharucha
Nice plan for a slope
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What Goes With a Redbrick Fireplace?

Play up or tone down your redbrick fireplace by pairing it strategically with other colors and materials Full Story
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mirador
@jtaylo7 - I think the color on the darker colored wing chair, as well as the throw pillows on the sofa, are the direction to go - some kind of deep gray or taupe. Friendly but elegant, it would blend well with the gray tones in the brick and the mortar.
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jtaylo7 - a gray might work well. It llooks like there are a few gray tones within the brick. Mandi @ Dura
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Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen

Quell your fears of cooking splashes, cleaning nightmares and dust with these tips from the pros Full Story
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Pictures of kitchens
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Here is a great example of brick used in a modern transitional design. The brick backsplash is a beautiful contrast to the white cabinetry. Mandi @ Dura

Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 1
Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 2
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