lawn care in high heat

This evening was overcast and in the mid-80s for the first time all week. And the only time, with a heat advisory through the weekend. So, I gassed up the Toro and cut the yard. It needed it. For all the drive I have to diminish the lawn and replace it food and flowers, cutting […]

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today’s mini project

Today, I continued work began yesterday: defining borders and future pathways to the firepit. Yesterday’s start: Today’s addition: The garden as a whole is firming up in my head. When I first established the spot for the firepit, I had no idea how the garden would interact with it. With the fence going in, and […]

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bit by bit, post by post

Small advances matter: two more posts today. This leaves two remaining: one to dig, and one to bracket-mount to the driveway. There is a lot of work left, but the hard math is done. The tricks of corners and slopes and joints are resolved. The weather may prevent me from continuing this weekend. We shall […]

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the return of the weekend warrior

I am back to work following a six week shutdown. This means major undertakings in the garden need to either break down into 2-3 hour segments after work or wait for the weekend. Leading into this weekend, the shipment of materials for our fence arrived. I have wanted a unique fence design for our little […]

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returning to queue

Our street has been ripped up for over a month while the gas company runs a new line and connections. Such luck that the main line runs under the sidewalk on our side of the street. (Yay!) Last week, the storms passed long enough for the cement contractor to pour the sidewalks along our double […]

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