Sacramento Connect: Best of Blogs

Published: Saturday, Jul. 28, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 10CALIFORNIA LIFE

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

• Sacramento's Pam Farley, the Brown Thumb Mama, urges preparedness for a major home emergency – with a little organization:

"Several years ago, our next-door neighbor burned his house nearly to the ground. He put his fireplace ashes in a cardboard box in the garage and went upstairs to sleep. Knucklehead. In the middle of the night, another neighbor pounded on our door to wake us up. Thankfully, we did not have kids yet, but we had to get out of the house within minutes to be safe.

"What did we take? I grabbed wedding photos and Papa grabbed some original comic book art. If our house had burned down, would we have had what we needed? No. Absolutely not. That's why I want you to find time this week to make a preparedness binder, in case you ever have to evacuate."

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