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Post 400 – Welcome & Thank you, Cabbages & The Full Moon

July 28th, 2010 was when I started recording our garden and household goings on with this blog. Since then there have been months of crazy posting and other months too busy to do much at all. There have been years … Continue reading

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Cleaning Air

I’ve been interested in cleaning the air in our house for some time. Years in fact. During the renovation I was particularly concerned with the possibilities of off-gassing from the building materials. Where possible we tried to reduce or eliminate … Continue reading

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Petit Paradis in Collage

The Eighth instalment of our annual bit of artwork tracking the Two Little Fellas. This year, on a whim, our youngest Little Fella takes the stage given that he’s played smaller roles in previous pictures and I loved how he … Continue reading

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Retrofitting the Suburbs *

  Self-reliance. . . It has always been an economic foundation of every society in history, it’s just that in the┬ásuper-charged affluence of the past couple of decades we’ve managed to suck it dry and shift everything up, into the … Continue reading

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Rabbit Welfare

Today the rabbit kits are thirteen days of age. Their eyes had now opened and they are moving about. One of the kits was making its first outing into the hutch from the nest. Prodding Blackberry for a bit of … Continue reading

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Nothing but Flowers . . .

This used to be real estate Now it’s only fields and trees Where, where is the town? Now, it’s nothing but flowers The highways and cars Were sacrificed for agriculture I thought that we’d start over But I guess I … Continue reading

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In Praise of Honeysuckle

When I go out onto our raised deck I am hit with the perfume of Spring. Honeysuckle has always been in this garden since we moved in. It was just a small evergreen vine with leaves. I even confused it … Continue reading

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