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Plum jam

This weekend was time to start picking our plums. We have two plum trees at the bottom of the lawn, and the first summer we lived here they produced buckets and buckets of tiny, sweet, floral little plums. I have … Continue reading

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Garden update

This is definitely the most successful garden I’ve had so far, but I wouldn’t want to jinx it. The tomatoes are coming along nicely, the beans are up and about to start flowering, the peas are curling along. The eggplant … Continue reading

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Five months later…

Ok, it’s been a long time, blah blah blah. Moving on: Greg’s new haircut: The garden this year: This is the point every year that I’m still hopeful about the garden; sadly, we haven’t gotten much of a harvest the … Continue reading

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Spring Baseball Flowers (not related to each other)

We’ve had a lovely few weekends, visiting with friends and family and traveling and other good stuff. Last Sunday, we drove to DC for Shane’s birthday, and saw a Nationals game (playing the Florida Marlins). The Nationals lost badly, but … Continue reading

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Power Tools

So as we were building the new raised bed for the garden, we realized there was no possible way to do this with just a handsaw.  So I told Greg to go to the hardware store and buy a power … Continue reading

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This Used to be Easier

We went to Lowe’s this weekend, Greg and I, to get the lumber to build the second raised bed for the garden (see here).  We bought three 2x12x12s; the bed will be 6×8.  So one 2×12 will be cut exactly … Continue reading

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Starting Over

We’ve just started ripping out this year’s vegetable garden.  The previous owners had put a vegetable garden behind the woodshed, which is a great spot, but they had laid railroad ties between all the rows. This made it really convenient … Continue reading

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