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Lawn Bowling

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Lawn bowling involves rolling slightly asymmetric balls, called bowls, close to a smaller—normally white—bowl called the “jack” or “kitty.”  Lawn bowling is usually played outdoors on grass or synthetic surfaces.  Lawning bowling, related to Bocce Ball, has been traced back to 13th century England. Lawn bowl is usually played on a large, rectangular, precisely leveled and manicured grass or synthetic surface known as a bowling green which is divided into parallel…

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Hooverball

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Hooverball is a medicine ball game invented by President Herbert Hoover’s personal physician to help keep then-President Hoover fit.  In general, the game is played on a volleyball-type court of grass or sand and involves throwing a heavily weighted medicine ball over the net.  Officially, in Hooverball, the medicine ball weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg) and is thrown over an 8 ft (2.4 m) volleyball-type net.  The game is…

Backyard Camping

Backyard Camping

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You don’t have to go any further than your backyard to enjoy the outdoors.  Pitch a tent, unroll your sleeping bags (or use blankets, air mattresses and pillow), and enjoy barbecuing, roasting marshmallows, making s’mores, singing songs, and telling ghost stories.  Don’t forget the insect repellent!

Who Hasn’t Played Croquet?

Who Hasn’t Played Croquet?

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Modern Croquet has its origins in Ireland and arrived in England in the 1850s.  The field can be as big or as small as the size of your lawn.  See the drawing for wicket and stake placement.  The object is to get all your colored balls through all the wickets to the stake.  Almost every major sporting goods or department store offers this affordable way to enjoy your yard. The…