Category Archives: Gardening

Lawn Ornaments

When we seeded the pasture, we were advised to mow it when it reached 6 inches tall.  However, it’s much too muddy out there now to run any sort of equipment over it; we’d just leave huge ruts. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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Rock Hounding

BEFORE: AFTER: It took four days, but the pasture now has visible dirt between the rocks.  We used a Bobcat landscape rake (“Rock Hound”) attached to a skidsteer.  The difference is nothing short of amazing. Contrast between the harrowed field and … Continue reading

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The burial of the mouse

So, the cat caught a mouse and left it for the kids to find. Or the mouse just died.  I’m not sure.  There was no autopsy performed. There was, however, a burial. The gravediggers were numerous and enthusiastic…   …and … Continue reading

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The new toy

Mr. Caffeinated refers to it as the “Women and Children First” tractor, because it’s a little small for him. I like it.  I grew up on this same make & model. It’s only been here a few weeks, but it’s … Continue reading

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Dust in the rain

Then the skies opened up, and it poured. It rained so hard, it raised the dust!  You can see the clouds of it rising from the ground.  The raindrops were huge, and the dirt flew for the first few minutes. … Continue reading

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Rockhounding

We have a LOT of dirt.  And that dirt contains an awful lot of rocks. Now that we’ve gotten the big stuff out, it’s time to prepare the soil for its final destiny as pasture, garden, and backyard lawn.  We … Continue reading

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Disappearing Act

Stump? What stump? … What rhody? Grass! …coming soon to a lawn near you.

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