Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tackling the Greenhouse – Part 2

Next on the agenda was to seal, scrape and paint. With a clean interior, a fresh coat of paint and a little insulation could go a long way. Some insulation for the north wall: How about some paint? Then to … Continue reading

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An inadvertent tradition.

Each year my wife and I get Good Friday off, and for the second year in a row we’ve chosen to use the day to haul rock from the local quarry. It wasn’t until most of the way through the … Continue reading

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It’s Spring — Bring the Fire!

Standing over freshly-burned earth, my buddy Neale put it in terms any Millenial could understand, “Fire is nature’s ‘reset’ button.” Taking with it years of detritus, and in our case, invasive Johnson grass, fire is a very good thing. A … Continue reading

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Tackling the Greenhouse – Part 1

So one of the neatest perks of the property we purchased was that it already had a greenhouse built. It’s not in the greatest spot, planted right next to a large weeping willow. And it’s not the greatest feat of … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Raised Beds

Our first order of business was to grub out the hundreds of little elm trees that had come up in the previous tenant’s garden. Once they were out and we were back to dirt, the building began. It seemed simple … Continue reading

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Mother Nature humbles….

So Mother Nature must be following this lowly blog. My excitement of this weekend was tempered by a northern blast, bringing with it a bit of snow. Sigh. Spring is mostly here.

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Time’s a wastin’….

I’ve decided I need to balance my posts between current happenings and catching people up on the projects we’ve been undertaking over the last two years. Here’s what greeted me this morning: I’m not the biggest fan of Bradford pears, … Continue reading

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