Monthly Archives: January 2014

For the Birds

Maybe it’s the woods, but it sounds like a bird sanctuary around our house. I need my birder friends to sit on the back porch with me. I will listen intently while we drink coffee and they tell me quietly … Continue reading

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BCP

Basil, Cilantro, and Parsley. Seeds planted and watered. Pots lined up alphabetically. The Book of Common Prayer. Now. Grow.

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Greenhouse

The plants are wintering in the greenhouse. The geraniums in particular are enjoying the 85 degrees. The greenhouse needs some repairs and some elbow grease. The plants don’t seem to mind. Cold outside. Warm inside. Warm is good.

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Fixing the Fence

Olde Dog loves being outside. He’s good at staying close. Unless. He happens to see the neighbor in her yard, or a cat sunning, or a chicken clucking, or a rooster strutting, or a bird flying, or a shadow calling. … Continue reading

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Bush Hog

Olde Dog’s Man, Guest Blogger So today… I needed to sharpen the blades on my Bush Hog. To get the nuts off I used a 4 foot cheater bar on my socket and it was still a hard pull. Then … Continue reading

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Bless Your Heart Part 2

Christmas came up fast on us this year, and we had no time to decorate. Ace Hardware came to the rescue – a Christmas garden flag by the road! There. Decorations done. (Except we were still asked why we didn’t … Continue reading

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Chase Away the Chill

When it is horribly, bone-chilling cold outside, nothing chases away the chill quicker than sitting down with a Seed Catalog and a hot cup of tea. Every page is a dream of spring. Carrots, tomatoes, chile peppers, melons, beans… ahhhhh.

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