Category Archives: Garden Planning

Waste Not…

If you are an Amazon junkie like me, then your house is awash with cardboard boxes in a variety of sizes. I toss most of them into the recycle container, but recently, I have used them for another purpose… Weed … Continue reading

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I’ve Lost My Lease on My Rented Mule (and other stories)

I have mentioned it before, but when my husband was downsized, I gave him “the look” and told him I planned to work him like a rented mule until he had a new job. True to form, I have done … Continue reading

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Rented Mules

When Dave arrived home earlier than expected nine days ago, I took one look at his face and panicked. “I was downsized,” he said. This was less than optimal, but at least the timing was good. My income has risen … Continue reading

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Terraforming – Here on Earth, and on Mars

I’m taking notes right now for Gliese 581: Zarmina’s World, which is a sequel to Gliese 581: Departure. Some of those notes include one of the sub-stories – the colony on Mars – and their efforts to terraform the red … Continue reading

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High Hopes and Fingers Crossed

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed The weather is absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?! I have spent a good deal of the past four days outside gardening. We’ve cleared parts of the yard, burned brush, planted seeds, and finished installing the rest … Continue reading

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Spring Has Finally Sprung!

With the warmer weather comes all sorts of interesting (and sometimes annoying) folks. Take the turds who did this to The Cottage sometime on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning… And a close up… Ugh. So we painted over it, … Continue reading

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Hey, Let’s Build a Fence!

I have dreamed of enclosing this property with a nice tall privacy fence ever since I moved here. Having the last lot that wasn’t ours be used as a thoroughfare for folks taking a shortcut from one block to the … Continue reading

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Land and Zentangle

The Last Lot I am excited to announce that today, Tuesday, right before Thanksgiving, we will finally purchase the last lot, a sliver of land that sits between the end of our five lots and The Cottage, making our property … Continue reading

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Cottage Reno and Homes Tour

Each morning, at around 3 o’clock, I wake up. I call it the witching hour. I’m lucky if I can get back to sleep, because as soon as my feet hit the floor and I walk into the bathroom, my … Continue reading

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Liriope on Steroids

Okay, I’m exaggerating. To my knowledge the liriope I acquired today has taken no steroids. I could ask it, but I doubt it would answer, given it has no vocal cords. I was a little loopy when I wrote the … Continue reading

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