Tag Archives: Gardening

Youth is wasted on the young.

I remember being young. Do you? Sometimes I still think I am. i mean, I FEEL young. The mind works well (most of the time), the digestive system doesn’t complain too much about overindulgence (thanks to pharmaceuticals), the heart beats, … Continue reading

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More boring stuff about the house renovations

Well, the house is mostly done, except for the gutters. Those guys are supposed to be out sometime maybe today or tomorrow. They were here yesterday with Mark (the contractor) assessing the situation and figuring things out. I still can’t … Continue reading

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My son (#2) and I are working on building a vegetable garden. Right now, he is doing the backbreaking stuff- stacking cinderblocks for the beds, filling them with layers of wheat straw, dirt, other fine things. He is being paid, … Continue reading

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My house is Heidi Montag Part 2

Ok, so the guy came yesterday and gave us a bid on the work on the house, all nicely broken down into a long list of “needs doing”. There is a LOT of ‘needs doing’. Pretty much all of it … Continue reading

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Working on a bucket list

Sometimes, when things have been so weird and tense and uncertain, then it all gels and becomes unweird, that is what’s weird…the unweird. You get used to it, you know, like a dog gets used to being kicked or you … Continue reading

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Everything’s coming up roses!

No, really. All (however many, I haven’t counted, but there’s 4 more soaking pre-planting) of them. Blooming like gangbusters. It smells like roses and honeysuckle in the cool of the morning and during that last heat of the evening. Gosh … Continue reading

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The Definition of Optimism: A gardener in February

  It’s that time of year, here in the Deepest South, to get crackin’ on the Spring garden.  I’m making plans. There’s 4 4×8 raised beds here. Cinderblock beds filled with a mix of potting soil, composted cow manure, and … Continue reading

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