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Me vs vinca minor

It’s a tale as old as home ownership. ┬áToday 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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A good weekend

A very productive weekend was had around here, I must say. I fell into a fit of domesticity and baked, cleaned, and did yard work. The vegetable garden is now prepped and weeded; I planted the first crop of sugar … Continue reading

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Wakey wakey!

With all the crazy weather going on the rest of the country, I know I shouldn’t complain about our winter. It’s been vacillating between freezing and balmy, which is irritating but doesn’t seem to be doing the plants any harm. … Continue reading

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Last weekend I bought some sleepy mason bees, and today I made them a place to live. Here’s the five tubes I bought; each should have about 5 bees inside. And here’s their new home, made with scrap lumber and … Continue reading

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Spring fever

The forecast is looking pretty good – depending on what source you look at, we’ll be in the mid-to-high 60s with a chance of hitting 70 over the next four days. I’ll take it. Of course, the return of warmth … Continue reading

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Cautiously optimistic

Spring around here is always a bit of a tease. March is a big unknown – quite often, it’s truly nasty with plenty of bone-chilling wind, rain, sleet, and the occasional snowfall, but interspersed are gorgeously clear days when you … Continue reading

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