Monthly Archives: September 2011

Composting With a Pickle Barrel

Josh- ingenious man that he is- bought a used black pickle barrel last year from Craig’s List.  He drilled holes around the sides and bottom and he placed it in the sunshine where the black plastic can heat up when the … Continue reading

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Planting Spring

Last evening, Josh and I planted Spring.                    It was wonderful, in the midst of plunking walnuts and falling leaves,                         … Continue reading

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The Persistent Suitor

Men, take heart.  Today I watched a suitor try to win his lady’s love not once, not twice, not even thrice……but above and beyond twenty times!  It was astounding to see his persistence.  He, although MUCH smaller, would approach his … Continue reading

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Shake the Cobwebs….or Keep Them?

Sometimes I need to shake the cobwebs out of my mind and notice, well…….the cobwebs.  Do you ever pause to look at a spider’s web?  Or did you only do that when you were a kid? Now you don’t have … Continue reading

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Black Raspberry Jam

This summer we had another bumper crop of black raspberries.  To think that when we first moved here, we were going to cut down the tangled mess next to our shed!  The next summer, we realized that the wild brush … Continue reading

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Visit Us At Your Own Risk!

Autumn is here…and so are the black walnuts.  If you were to step outside our door, you would find… …walnuts strewn over our deck.                           As I sat … Continue reading

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Paint My Picnic Table?

Josh and I purchased a picnic table, which for now will reside on our deck and maybe in the future will be placed in our lawn.  Because it is raw wood, it need to be protected/finished. Josh wanted to leave … Continue reading

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