Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Fruit(Trees) of our Labor

March 30 – Our big magnolia bush on the front lawn surprised us earlier last week, satisfied with the large and beautiful blooms that grew for all to admire. We didn’t have much time to become part of that “admiration … Continue reading

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Flowers by the Dozens

March 29 – These days we can expect to see more flowers opening and showing off their spring finery, except when the snow pops in to remind them that March will be around for almost another week. I usually keep … Continue reading

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Stickers, Owls, and Possums

March 28 – Chris continues to march off with gloves and rake and clippers to do battle again with the wild rose bushes. She is hoping to finish the area she is working on this week. What a large array … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

March 27 – One area we also have been trimming is the osage orange. It’s called Hedge Apple around here, and in earlier times, the wood was used to make fence posts. In fact, some of the older fences still … Continue reading

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Pruning at a Fast Clip

March 24 – We have had some BUSY days lately! You might guess what we have been doing if you have read some of the blogs that have to do with working outside because of the beautiful weather in the … Continue reading

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One Spring-dingy, Two Springy-dingies

March 24 – How we do enjoy the signs of spring all around us as we travel to church or to the various stores in the area. A couple days ago, as Dale had his mind completely on the road, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Give a Hoot

March 21 – On the morning of St. Patrick’s day I got up a little earlier than usual (around 6:30 am) as I wanted to investigate what the cat was doing to make those odd noises I kept hearing. But she … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Plants

March 19 – Our various fruit trees and bushes are coming into bloom and the apricots are dropping their petals already. The purple magnolia is blooming, and the small plum tree will soon be covered with white blooms. Our pear … Continue reading

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Spring Duties Begin

March 17 – We have had some lovely, warm days this week, in the mid-seventies with no wind. The first Daylight Saving Time day of the work-week was especially nice! Those of us who are retirees had little problem with … Continue reading

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Windy Harvesters

March 15 – Since we have been working with the Harvesters for about two years now, we recognize many of the people who drive up to receive the foods. Can’t help but notice what I have mentioned before. Some of the … Continue reading

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