Posts filed under ‘Just for fun.’

Some good ideas for cat lovers, if you have the $$!

After a home remodel in the 1990s, Cohen began constructing catwalks and tunnels for his feline companions. The intricate and artistic platforms and walkways allow the cats to climb, jump and crawl through the house, and they even connect to various litter boxes — 24 of them — which are concealed in closets with fans and the garage. “The house is designed not to smell, and it doesn’t,” he says.

Continue Reading February 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM Leave a comment

White Sox ‘Sodfather’ Roger Bossard Prepares for Spring Training

A professional designer and builder of baseball fields — he consults with 12 Major League Baseball clubs and two pro soccer teams — Bossard takes the business seriously, because it’s not only his life’s work, it’s the family business.

Continue Reading February 7, 2014 at 10:06 AM Leave a comment

Indian Boundary Park: ‘Magical’ Garden to Attract Migrating Birds

The new nature area replacing Indian Boundary Park’s former zoo pens should attract a variety of migratory birds, such as the yellow-breasted Magnolia Warbler,

Continue Reading January 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM Leave a comment

Make an adorable bird ornament out of an almond!

his adorable bird ornaments — cleverly disguised almonds with felt caps — add a natural touch to your Christmas tree

Continue Reading November 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM Leave a comment

Gene Yale, Chicago-Area Apple Grower With 178 Varieties In His Yard, Doesn’t Like To Eat Apples

Yale’s love of apple growing has made him something of a Midwestern orchardist celebrity. He’s been growing dwarf apple trees in his 2,400-square-foot backyard for more than 40 years, according to a Medill Reports profile from 2009.

Continue Reading September 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM Leave a comment

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Naure Boardwalk is three years old!

It’s been about three years since the boardwalk opened, and finally, the 14-acre prairie has grown into its shoes.

Continue Reading August 19, 2013 at 10:09 AM Leave a comment

Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

Gnomes marched their way into one of England’s most prestigious gardening events this year. The 100th annual , which ends Saturday, to the flower-friendly creatures for the first time.

Continue Reading May 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM Leave a comment

Squirrel, James Squirrel…

Funny squirrel video

Continue Reading January 29, 2013 at 10:25 AM Leave a comment

Our Fairy Garden: A Tour

Check out this adorable Fairy garden!

Continue Reading January 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM Leave a comment

Buzz Surrounding Urban Beekeeping Gets Louder

The time to jump on the urban beekeeping bandwagon is now.

Continue Reading January 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM Leave a comment

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