Category Archives: Gardening

Black raspberry mid-summer update

I was hoping for picture-perfect berry plants to post updates on. Sadly, they aren’t.  We moved, and then had two weeks of unseasonably cold, wet weather.  Rainfall records were set.  Temperatures hit lows they hadn’t hit in 50 years.  That, plus … Continue reading

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Moose and the Kitty

“I thought I heard something.” “Did you hear something?” “It’s a Kitty!” “Hi, kitty!” “How you doin’?” “Oh, look… a rock!” “Another kitty!” “O-kay, I ignore you now.” I’d really like to raise my children out in the country.  For now, … Continue reading

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Waiting for summer

July is a wonderful month… German Stripes… love, love, love ’em. Can’t wait.

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A Question of Compost Bins

I like these compost bins. They aren’t mine.  The ones we built a couple of years ago were of similar size and layout.  They worked great. But they were made with stock fencing, and looked like an open buffet for … Continue reading

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Taming the Raspberry Jungle

Today, the sun shone.  There was no form of precipitation on the ground, and no threat of any looming in the sky.  Neighbors were out cleaning up their yards and dreaming of gardens. Me?  I pruned the black raspberries. Black … Continue reading

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Garden Glove Cache

Growing up, it never occurred to me that other people didn’t hang up their outdoor work gloves.  It wasn’t till I was married that I realized that glove storage was not generally part of most generic shed plans. Here’s my … Continue reading

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