Monthly Archives: August 2014

almost tomorrow

The bees have been having a field day, quite literally, in the clover in the back yard. Since there was only dirt, we decided to let whatever was green, grow. Because my landscape guy was going to come in May. … Continue reading

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our Folklorama week

I don’t usually mention it…but we do it every year. It’s a big deal, it’s a lot of fun, and it is absolutely exhausting. It’s our Folklorama week. We’ve been participating in the Scandinavian pavilion for years, starting with Sonja … Continue reading

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the norm

Yes, that is how bassets have fun. And it starts as soon as they wake up. Every morning begins with a wrestling session, one before breakfast, and one after. There are frequent matches during the day, interspersed with races and … Continue reading

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yes, this is my garden; no, I’m not apologizing

Sometimes, it crosses my mind that I’m not supposed to be a vegetable gardener. I’ve been renewing my allotment contract with the city since 2008. In the very first year, I was so excited. I hadn’t thought that I would … Continue reading

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