Monthly Archives: June 2015

the call is for rain

The rain just started tonight, but the forecast changed to predict the same for the next three days. I’m not ready for that much rain, but the garden is weeded, the front bed got most of the replacements planted, the … Continue reading

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a surprise

I didn’t even see the gooseberries blooming!

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before 8:30 a.m.

Newly planted and exactly what that corner needed! I absolutely love my evergreen corner. The idea behind this area (southwest corner) was to create a more naturalized section of the garden. The plantings are meant to look a little more … Continue reading

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me and the mushrooms

I never thought that weeding my garden would include picking mushrooms! The layer of mulch combined with warm, wet weather has made my back yard a literal mushroom factory. I’m filling a plastic shopping bag every other day!

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this is mashed potatoes

Elena made them, to go with the store-bought roast chicken, because I’ve been working so much.

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the horseradish must be defeated

Same garden plot, same marathon planting session, same plan. Starting with the fabulous job Chadd and Elena did to get the allotment ready; the soil had been lightly tilled, the quack-grass around the perimeter had been controlled, and the ground … Continue reading

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dandelions

My Odin will eat fluff-full dandelion heads quite happily; and will plow through them while on the trail of a bunny. Galloping ahead, back-tracking, and nose to the ground the whole time. Fluffy bits glued to his drool. But it … Continue reading

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