Tag Archives: Yard & Garden

And Now About Those Fruit Trees…

August 8 – We usually have pretty good crops in the garden and on the fruit and nut trees in the yard. This year hasn’t been such a great one thanks to insects, and weather, either too much rain, or not … Continue reading

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Foods to Eat (and Foods NOT To!)

August 6 – Seems we are always finding something different as we walk along the trails that run around our 18 acres. A couple days ago as I was checking on the iris bed, where I had just cut off … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Or Doors

July 30 – This month we had two new outside doors installed – one at our back door and one in the workshop. We hired a young couple, James and Diana, to do the work; they are nice people who … Continue reading

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Chic-Chic-Chicory

July 18 – On our way to church a couple of days ago I noticed a white-flowered chicory plant beside the road. Everybody knows that chicory is blue, so a white version is quite unusual. On the way home after … Continue reading

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Helping Mom and Dad Work

May 24 – I had mentioned in my last post that our son David had come out on Mother’s Day to help us get some tings done. Well, his first words when he arrived were, “Well, what do we do … Continue reading

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Picking Morels, Hoping for Fruit Trees

April 30 – This whole last week has been grey and damp, not particularly fit for outdoor activities. We had some thunder before we went to bed last night, and then as we lay in bed, the lightning put on … Continue reading

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It’s a Growing Thing

April 23 – Under fluorescent lights in the basement I now have a second batch of  tomato seedlings that I transplanted into small plastic pots. They look great so far. Once the weather warms up for real I shall set … Continue reading

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The Vole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

October 29 – So what’s the latest on our list of “jobs that were just begging to be done?” Well, you’re about to find out! First of all, while Dale has been out out tilling up the garden spot, well, … Continue reading

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Mowing, Yellow Jackets, and the Moon

  October 22 – We have had several beautiful, sunny, mild days this week with little wind, although Monday wasn’t one of them! That particular day featured a blustery south wind that blew leaves and brought down a lot of … Continue reading

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Garden on My Mind (and Hands)

October 21 -Sometimes when Dale and I are near each other in the garden, each doing our part of the work, we don’t even talk much! It’s just great being together day by day. The conversations we do have are usually … Continue reading

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