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The end of the outhouse

It was cute, alright, the outhouse and at some point it served a useful purpose, but since we’ve had indoor plumbing for quite some time now, it had to go. Going Going Gone. The idea is to grow lots of … Continue reading

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Garden fail … er … experiments

There are no garden failures, only experiments and never has this been so true as in my backyard farm.  All my “mistakes” confront me daily, but since I’m the kind of person that can only learn the hard way, I’m … Continue reading

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Foiling the critters – a full time job

The new soil is in the raised beds and the seeds are already sprouting. Unfortunately I had to cover the beds with fairly unsightly chicken wire for three reasons : Reason 1 who is astonished that he has no access … Continue reading

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Even my hair hurts

Warning to prospective home buyers 1) do not buy a house that is part of an estate and 2)  find out the terms of the tenant’s lease before you sign the offer.  You will thank me. Anyway, it’s done, my … Continue reading

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Mad persons and solid rock

I am fully aware of just how mad this is.  This is my outhouse, the theory is that placing my peas here will provide support so the trellis doesn’t blow down in the hectic winds we get in these ‘ere … Continue reading

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What I have to work with

This is what I plan to turn into my backyard farm, a challenge and then some.  Lots of nothing and a few random trees.  It reminds me of that lovely French movie Jean de Florette.  Our hero comes to Provence … Continue reading

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