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SUNDAY SIPS: 5 Luscious Lagers from Pennsylvania

After a brief break — there was just too much other stuff going on that I had to do — Sunday Sips returns, slightly behind schedule but still focused on good brews you should try. This week, it’s lagers, an underrated style in the craft world. Specifically, lagers from the sort of okay state of Pennsylvania. Cheers! Neshaminy Creek Churchville Lager In a craft beer world obsessed with barrel aging and being hoppier than thou, the lowly lager doesn’t get much love. That’s too bad, because few classes of beer are as well suited to anytime, anywhere drinking. Other styles can be mood-dependant, but a lager always hits the spot. Thankfully, those who appreciate this more subtle style have some great options that are brewed locally. For…
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How To Build A Wood Fence

Guest Post by Danny L. Montgomery of zukzik.com. There are so many reasons that can drive you into thinking about making a fence. But most importantly, fences are a practical solution to security boost, noise reduction and boundary mark which you would love to make around your home. Again, a well-designed fence can give your home a picturesque outlook and that is something you can easily arrive at by considering wood fence around your home. Wood fences combine function and style together, something which is hardly achieved using other fencing options. Besides, making a wood fence isn’t a huge deal especially if a homeowner opts for pre-assembled fence panels. Here are some tools and materials that you need to have when making a wooden fence by yourself….
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Four Lies You Tell Yourself About Your Garden, And Why You’re Wrong

Contributed Post Gardeners are strange beasts. They are outside in all weathers pottering about, planting or weeding. Mowing or pruning. But for all of their dedication, the can sometimes cloud the truth a little when it come to their own garden. Read on to find out more. I had to start from nothing A lot of gardeners lie to themselves by reasoning that it’s OK that their garden doesn’t look that good because there wasn’t much to work with when they moved in. But the truth of the matter is that there are so many amazing garden supplies and products, even if you are starting with a bare square of earth, you can actually get some fantastic results. You can even buy soil, rocks, and…
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Saving Time: How To Create A Low Maintenance Garden

Contributed Post Most people would agree that spending weeks working in their gardens is not a good use of time. However, it’s something plenty of homeowners do every single year. If you want the opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space this year, you should consider the tips on this page. The advice below is designed to help you create a low-maintenance garden that won’t require constant upkeep. That means you can spend more time outside enjoying the weather rather than working. Of course, there are lots of additional techniques you could use. I just wanted to point you in the right direction with this post. Image   Lay an artificial lawn   You want to keep your lawn because it provides a comfortable area in…
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Tipping my hat to Anchor Brewing

If you can’t appreciate Anchor Steam, you’re no beer friend of mine. Anchor Steam is one of the grandaddies of craft beer in America. It’s just one beer from the excellence-filled Anchor lineup, but this one is something special. It’s a landmark. It’s a mainstay. It’s a bottle of history. Oh, and it holds up wonderfully, too. Many who are new to craft beer scoff at Anchor Steam. After all, it doesn’t feature any crazy ingredients or style-busting flavors. Nope, it’s just a damn good beer. Not going to blow your mind, not going to take you to new beer places, not going to push the boundaries of taste. Just going to provide a good, basic, “this is a good drinking beer” experience ideal for…
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