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April 25, 2005 – Trimming, New Herb Garden, Vegetable garden – Garden Journal entry

April 25, 2005 Spring clean-up. Weather was unseasonably warm early this year and the yard is abloom before it’s seasonal. So getting an earlier start this year, as everything in the yard thinks it’s spring in March already. Trimmed the … Continue reading

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June 14, 2004 – Vegetable Garden – Grandchildren – Garden Journal entry

June 14, 2004 It has rained all week here and actually, I got a lot done in the yard (see previous posts). Saturday, and I tackled another section of the yard, edging and shovelling out another flower bed. My daughter … Continue reading

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June 10, 2004 -Rock Garden – The Beginning – Garden Journal entry

June 10, 2004 Yesterday I got the rock garden planted. There is a rock formation in the yard separating the upper from the lower section. I had thought it would make nice rock garden for succulents and some wildflowers. Well, … Continue reading

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June 2004 – Vegetable garden Year 2 – Garden Journal entry

June 10, 2004 I’m a frugal gardener, by that I mean whatever I can do on the cheap, by innovation, as close to free as possible. We reduced last year by choice to one income living and of necessity now, … Continue reading

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June 8, 2004 – Permanent vegetable garden space – Garden Journal entry

June 8, 2004 Well here goes my new journal for my gardening efforts. Like Pinocchio, I want to be a “real” gardener some day. I’ve had a hand at growing some vegetables in container pots. Last year I tried the … Continue reading

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August 2003 – First summer in our ‘new’ home – garden journal entry

August 2003 Our first summer in the house we are buying. It comes with some already mature landscaping. Noteably the front yard has the 90 + year old Monkey Puzzle Tree. But it is showing it’s age now, and appears … Continue reading

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Spring time – reshaping the front entrance yard area

We figured it out! The front area of our front yard (entrance to the house) that has been elevated and rocked with bricks laid for pathway, concrete poured for a patio and three concrete steps to walk up to the … Continue reading

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Oh, this woman doesn’t like the infamous Monkey Puzzle Tree. I followed her comment from one blog to her own blog and she has a post about what another writer calls the Dinosauer Tree. Well, we have one, over 92 … Continue reading

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Waterproofing the exposed wood deck

The deck coating is peeling and bare wood is exposed. With the forever rain of Pacific Northwest, this is not a good state for the deck and it was in this state when we bought the house. I’ve worried about … Continue reading

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Christmas at Home 2006

Wow, it was April 2006 we made the last entry to this blog! No way to ‘catch up’ 10 months of no posts. Life has certainly moved on for us, but not this blog. Okay, so Christmas 2006. We purchased … Continue reading

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