July 24, 2008


Finally, Finished With The Major Overhaul…

OK, the poll ended about which look for the blog, you collectively liked best, only 9 people answered, and it ran pretty close, at least until the very end, it ended up being 6 like the original look, 3 like the new look. I liked both looks, so I decided to combine the two, it still has the same layout and I kept most of the desert colors. The header, that is from the new look featuring a changing sky depending on the time of day you read this blog. If you want to check out all the different sky colors, then you will need to change your computer clock, here are the times when it changes:

  • 6 am
  • 9 am
  • 12 pm
  • 3 pm
  • 6 pm
  • 8 pm
  • 10 pm
  • 12 am

I noticed it does load up a bit slower so I removed a few things on the sidebar, I also shortened the page by only having fewer messages show up on the front page (I had it set up to show the last 500 messages), that has helped, I will continue to work speeding things up.

For now, I hope you enjoy this look, now I can focus more on posting messages and less on overhauling the blog. ;)

For what it’s worth, this blog does look better in Firefox than Internet Explorer, don’t know why but IE doesn’t show rounded corners (when they are made using code (CSS) instead of images), if you are an avid IE user and do not want to use Firefox, that’s OK too, the blog is still 100% readable in IE, it’s purely an aesthetic thing.

Let me know what you think.



anon16-rounded-5661787 Anonymous said…

Much better! I was getting kicked off before. I don’t know if it was the dial-up or what? I’m not super computer savy, but I should work on mine too. I’ve noticed other folks are jazzing up their blogs as well. I’m enjoying watching ya’ll’s progress on the homestead. Keep up the good job!


July 24, 2008 9:07 AM



b16-rounded-4008479 Wretha said…

Hi Kim, thanks for your response! So can I assume that it is working for you now and wasn’t before?


July 24, 2008 10:16 AM


b16-rounded-4008479 Mayberry said…

Cool! I like it. Any property for sale nearby? Heh heh …..

July 24, 2008 8:38 PM



b16-rounded-4008479 Wretha said…

Hmmm, land, uhhhh, ahhhh, what was the question again??? LOL Email me privately if you are serious.


July 24, 2008 9:02 PM

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Updates on the Rabbit Water Filter

I found more information on the Rabbit Water Filter, here are the links, I might go back in and copy some of the information from their site to here, but for now, here are the links:



Filter Program Reports

Filter project evaluation

How to


project reports






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anon16-rounded-5661787 Stephanie in AR said…

Thanks for the additional links. Earlier I had read through the site and thought that to use the clay pot as a filter the pot needed to be one made by their people so one from the garden center would not work. Did I understand the different pages? Also, if one needs to use their pots, did you find an address or other contact info?

July 26, 2008 10:22 PM



b16-rounded-4008479 Wretha said…

Stephani, it would seem that the common garden center pots might not work, I went through their website to try to find out how to get a pot like they make, I don’t think it would be a good idea to ship them very long distances because of the possibility of breakage, even hairline cracks would be a problem. I am thinking about trying to find a “local” potter that could make a pot with the proper material and size. Don’t know how successful I’ll be, but if I find something, I’ll be sure to post about it here.


July 26, 2008 11:05 PM

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