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The little beasts have really outdone themselves – they dug up three of my pumpkin seeds from the garden… And replanted them in the middle of the lawn. I tried to dig them up, but our ground is too hard. … Continue reading

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Putting in the toms

Both of our boys came by today, and our eldest was kind enough to take me to the nursery for dirt and tomato starts. Much moving of dirt later, I laid out the tomatoes in their new home.  (they have … Continue reading

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Sometimes I finish stuff

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Racing the rain

Monsoon season is still holding us captive here in Seattle, delaying outdoor projects left and right. This morning we had a few hours of sunshine, though, so the Mr and I headed out to tackle a couple of things. He … Continue reading

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Just as June = strawberries, and July = raspberries, August is for blackberries. (though we still have raspberries, too) As obnoxious as the plants are, I do enjoy being able to pick these nummies just about everywhere around us. 

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Perfectly natural

I am shelling peas from the garden, and keep stopping to admire the perfect little rows of green. 

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Me vs vinca minor

It’s a tale as old as home ownership.  Today I took up my trusty cultivator, slipped on my gloves, and waded into the field of battle, determined to beat back the combined evil forces of vinca minor and ivy. Please … Continue reading

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I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow! The first raspberry harvest is a sight for winter- starved eyes.

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Not quite as planned

We had a nasty storm blow in this weekend, and I was only able to get half of my stuff planted… I’m sure it’s because I had my seeds all ready to go, much like washing the car will make it … Continue reading

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The planting itch

We had a very mild winter temperature- wise, and it hasn’t dipped to freezing in weeks — and I just can’t wait any longer.  Today I’m going to plant the early things, like peas and beans and nasturtiums and sunflowers. … Continue reading

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