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  • What a Drought

    I can’t remember the last time it rained. It’s dry as a bone. Every day the sun shines and the birds sing but, enough already. We need rain. The rain barrels need filling. Thank goodness for the tap across the street. That’s where I go with my watering can to fill up and water the […]

    Dandelions Instead of a Lawn

    Since the government has outlawed the use of chemical pesticides, our so-called lawn is a sea of dandelions. I called around the other day. Sure, the Weed Man talks about a weed-free lawn but when I asked him if he can get rid of dandelions, his answer was, “We’re working on it”. What’s that? Is […]

    First Plantings

    I can’t remember when I’ve worked so hard. Maybe it’s because I’m not used to it but I found bending over and planting these darlings, with all the blood rushing to my head, very difficult. That night, there wasn’t a muscle in my body that wasn’t screaming. This morning, however, I don’t feel much pain […]

    The Sweet Smell of Spring

    The scent of lilacs is everywhere. Their sweet aroma lingers even inside the house. The tulips and daffodils are all just about done and it’s still a couple of weeks before it’s safe to plant my vegetables and flowers.

    We plan to transplant eight more maples along the front of […]

    Garden Dreams

    It’s been some time since I gave you an update on my progress.

    All of the seedlings are now in the sun room except the ones that have to be direct seeded. I guess I’ll have to be patient and wait for another couple of weeks until all risk of […]

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