Browse Month January 2023

A Family Day at Southern Hills Farms: Picking Strawberries

If you’re looking for a fun and educational outdoor activity for the whole family, consider a visit to Southern Hills Farms for a day of strawberry picking. This picturesque farm located in the countryside is a hidden gem and offers visitors a chance to experience life on a working farm and pick their own fresh, juicy strawberries.

Boessel Family, Thom, Lisa, Chloe, and Tomtom

We visited Southern Hills Farms with my wife, our little girl and little boy, and had a fantastic day. The kids were excited to see the farm and explore the fields, while my wife and I were eager to pick some of the freshest strawberries we’ve ever tasted.

The farm is well-maintained and organized, with rows and rows of lush green strawberries ready to be picked. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they were happy to give us tips on how to pick the perfect strawberries. They also provided us with baskets to collect our bounty, and we were off to the fields.

As we made our way down the rows, the kids were having a great time discovering the different varieties of strawberries and choosing their favorites. The strawberries were plump, juicy, and had a delicious sweet taste. We picked and ate as we went, and by the end of our visit, we had a basket overflowing with fresh strawberries.

In addition to the berry-picking experience, Southern Hills Farms also has a farm store where you can buy other fresh produce, jams, and jellies made from the farm’s own crops. We also had a chance to taste some of their delicious strawberry ice cream, which was a big hit with the kids.

Tomtom really wants a cow, as the scenic route into the farm itself has plenty of farm animals to see. He wanted to know how to get a cow.

Our day at Southern Hills Farms was a wonderful family experience. We got to spend quality time together, learn about the farm and how strawberries are grown, and enjoy a fresh and healthy snack. If you’re looking for a fun and educational family outing, we highly recommend a visit to Southern Hills Farms.

A day at Southern Hills Farms is a great way to connect with nature and your family, while enjoying some of the best strawberries you’ve ever tasted. We hope you’ll make a visit to this hidden gem and experience the joys of picking strawberries for yourself.

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An Experience to Remember: Visiting Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24

As we arrived at the Daytona International Speedway, we were given an exclusive access to a suite that offered fantastic food and drinks right at the finish line. This was the perfect way to experience the race as we had front row seats to all the action. The atmosphere in the suite was electric and the energy was palpable as the cars zoomed past us.

During the race, we visited friends at the inner circle where they had an RV and camping site. This was a unique and exciting experience as we got up on the RV to watch the firework show with the cars racing around. The roar of the engines was music to our ears and the firework display was a sight to behold.

The Rolex 24 At Daytona is not just a car race, it’s a celebration of speed, endurance and precision. The race has a rich history and has borne the names of several sponsors over the years. Since 1992, the Rolex Watch Company has been the title sponsor of the race, and winning drivers of all classes receive a Rolex Daytona watch, adding to the prestige of the event.

The Rolex 24 At Daytona is also known as a leg of the informal Triple Crown of endurance racing along with the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. This adds to the prestige of the event, making it an essential stop for car racing enthusiasts.

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Visiting St. Augustine Distillery: A Craft Distillery with a Heart

St Augustine Distillery

St. Augustine Distillery is a prime example of the new generation of American craft distillers. This family-owned and operated distillery is dedicated to producing world-class spirits using locally sourced agriculture. With distillers working with farming partners from across the state, the team at St. Augustine Distillery is committed to making the best possible whiskey.

What sets St. Augustine Distillery apart is their commitment to quality. They don’t blend their bourbon with other whiskey and they distill and bottle everything they sell. This means that the spirits are of the highest quality and that the team can guarantee their guests the best possible experience.

If you’re a fan of whiskey, a visit to St. Augustine Distillery is a must. The team is passionate about showing their guests the process of how their whiskey is made and how to make the best possible cocktails with their spirits. The tours are led by real people who are passionate about the craft and they will show you everything that goes into each bottle.

In addition to making world-class whiskey, St. Augustine Distillery is committed to giving back to the community. Thanks to the purchases of their guests, the distillery is able to support local organizations and improve the lives of residents. This is a true testament to the heart and soul of this craft distillery.

St. Augustine Distillery is more than just a place to purchase world-class spirits. It’s a community-focused business that is dedicated to giving back to the city they love. So, next time you’re in St. Augustine, be sure to stop by and take a tour, sample some of their delicious whiskey and support a local business that is making a difference in the community.

Lisa, Tanya, Philip McDaniel, Greg Hall, Thom Boessel
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Cutie Cones Ice Cream

Cutie Cones is the ultimate destination for ice cream lovers! Our wacky and whimsical soft serve ice cream cones are sure to bring a smile to your face. We have a wide variety of toppings to choose from, including sprinkles, candied ginger, and more. But we don’t just do ice cream, we also offer custom yogurt and savory milk drinks. The perfect treat for any time of day, Cutie Cones is the spot to find your new favorite flavor. With our friendly staff and fun atmosphere, we make it easy to indulge in a delicious cone. So come on in and treat yourself to a cone at Cutie Cones! Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a refreshing drink, we’ve got you covered. With our variety of flavors and toppings, there’s something for everyone at Cutie Cones. Don’t miss out on the fun, come and try a cone today!

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Illuminating My Pathway: The Sleekline LED Sidewalk Light

The Sleekline LED Sidewalk Light is a lighting solution for walkways that is both weather-resistant and durable. Its modern design is made from high-quality aluminum, providing a strong and rigid structure. Unlike many options found at home improvement centers, this light is not made of cheap plastic. It features energy-efficient LED bulbs that provide bright, even lighting along the sidewalk. The aluminum construction also makes it resistant to rust and corrosion, ensuring a long-lasting product. Its sleek and unobtrusive design allows it to blend seamlessly into any outdoor space. Perfect for both residential and commercial use, the Sleekline LED Sidewalk Light is a reliable and stylish choice for lighting your walkway.

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Integrating Functionality and Aesthetics: A New Water Hose Feature in My Outdoor Shower

Ipe Wood Outdoor Shower with Water House

Today I finished a new addition to the outdoor shower in my house. I have integrated a water hose into the beautiful teak woodwork, placed just below the seat of the shower. This new feature allows for greater convenience and versatility while showering outside.

The water hose blends seamlessly into the wooden design and adds a rustic yet modern touch to the overall aesthetic. It also makes it easy to clean and rinse off after showering.

I am thrilled with how the new feature turned out and can’t wait to use it. The integration of the water hose into the teak woodwork not only adds functionality but also enhances the overall look of the outdoor shower. It is a small addition that makes a big difference in the overall experience.

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A Revolutionary New Way for me to Shower

The future of showering for me is here, and it’s all thanks to the advancements in microcontroller technology. Introducing the micro controlled shower, a revolutionary new shower system that features a touchscreen interface and allows you to save your favorite shower settings.

With the micro controlled shower, you’ll be able to control every aspect of your shower experience with just a few taps on the touchscreen. Adjust the temperature, control the different jets, and even set the lighting and music to create the perfect mood.

One of the most exciting features of the micro controlled shower is the ability to save your favorite shower settings. Whether you prefer a hot, steamy shower or a cool, refreshing one, you can easily save your preferred settings and recall them at any time. This makes it easy to recreate your perfect shower experience every time.

The touchscreen interface is intuitive and easy to use, making it simple for anyone to control their shower. You can even control the shower from your smartphone, so you can start warming up the water before you even step into the bathroom.

The micro controlled shower is also designed with energy efficiency in mind. The system automatically adjusts the water flow and temperature to conserve energy and reduce your water bill. Plus, with the ability to program the shower to turn off after a certain amount of time, you’ll never have to worry about leaving the water running when you’re done.

Overall, the micro controlled shower is a game-changer in the world of showering. With its advanced technology and intuitive design, it offers a personalized and efficient shower experience that’s unlike anything else on the market. Say goodbye to boring, one-size-fits-all showers and hello to a new era of luxury and convenience.

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New Lighting and Wall Finish for Patio

Today marks the beginning of a new project for me, as I embark on the journey of designing and building a brand new patio. I have always had a passion for home improvement and outdoor living spaces, and I am excited to put my skills and creativity to the test.

My design for this patio includes a number of luxurious features, such as a sleek canopy to provide shade on sunny days, a sturdy structure to withstand any weather, and linear lights to create a warm and inviting atmosphere at night. I am also incorporating an outdoor kitchen, complete with all the amenities necessary to host the ultimate backyard barbecue.

I have been working on the 3-D design of the patio, and I am pleased with how it is coming together. I have attached a photo of the smooth stucco finish and the linear lights that will add a touch of elegance to the space. I can already envision the many memories that will be made on this patio.

While the patio is not quite finished yet, I am already thinking about the next steps. Once it is completed, I plan to sit around a gas fire pit with my cigars and enjoy the beautiful view. The thought of hosting a dinner party with friends and family, or simply relaxing with a book and a glass of wine on a lazy Sunday afternoon, fills me with excitement.

I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards that this project will bring, and I am excited to see the final result. I will be sure to keep this journal updated with my progress, and I look forward to sharing the finished product with all of you.

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A New High-End Steakhouse in Dr Phillips

Chima Steakhouse on Sand Lake

Today was an exciting day as I visited the location of an upcoming restaurant concept in the Dr Phillips neighborhood, on Sand Lake. The restaurant will be called Chima Steakhouse and it will feature high-end steaks and a beautiful covered outdoor seating area.

The location is perfect, situated on a busy street with plenty of foot traffic. The building itself has great curb appeal and I can already envision the Chima Steakhouse sign lit up at night, drawing in customers.

I took a photo of the building and the outdoor seating area, which is surrounded by lush greenery. The covered seating area will be a great feature for diners who want to enjoy a meal al fresco, while also being protected from the elements. I also took a photo of the beautiful landscaping that will be planted around the seating area.

I am confident that Chima Steakhouse will be a welcomed restaurant where people can come and enjoy a delicious steak in a sophisticated and elegant setting.

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Creating a Unique Dragon Fruit Holder: A Garden DIY Project

Today was a productive day in the garden. I decided to create a holder for a dragon fruit plant that will be planted in the back garden for my wife. She has been wanting to add some tropical fruits to our garden and dragon fruit seemed like a perfect fit.

I started by designing the holder in 3-D using a computer program. It was a bit challenging as it was my first time using the software, but I was able to figure it out with some trial and error. The holder will have a unique design, featuring a spiral shape that will allow the dragon fruit to grow and climb up the holder.

After completing the design, I exported it to the 3-D printer. Watching the printer work was fascinating, seeing the design come to life piece by piece. It took a few hours for the holder to be fully printed, but it was worth the wait. The final product looked exactly how I imagined it would, and I couldn’t wait to put it to use.

Next, I prepared a 4×4 post and dug a hole for it in the planter box. I inserted the post into the hole and then securely attached the 3-D printed holder to the post. The holder looked great, and I knew it would be the perfect support for the dragon fruit plant.

Finally, I planted the dragon fruit in the planter box and watered it. It was now ready for its new home and I couldn’t wait to see it grow and produce delicious fruit. I know my wife will be thrilled when she sees it, and I’m happy to have been able to make her dream a reality.

Overall, it was a fun and rewarding experience creating the holder and I am looking forward to seeing the dragon fruit plant thrive in its new home. I am also excited to use the 3-D printer for more projects in the future.

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