Bzzzz May 7th, 2012

We have been on a plant­ing orgy around here. Not only is this the time of year when most of the veg­etable seeds and seedlings go into the potager, we have also embarked on a major cam­paign to add more shrubs—particularly flow­er­ing shrubs—to the property.

Sophie and Sarah inspect the veg­etable plant­i­ngs in the potager.

Thank good­ness Harry is a good sport and has a strong back and good endurance. The hard­pan clay soil we have here in South­ern Mary­land makes dig­ging new beds and plant­ing trees and shrubs a major week­end endeavor.

The wis­te­ria on the fence is get­ting there. The peonies won’t be far behind.

And I’m so tired, that’s it. The end.

(If you click on the pho­tos you can embiggen them and see more details.)

 

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Bzzzz December 19th, 2009

That’s right. Bring it on, baby.

snow in front

I have a month’s worth of gro­ceries, a snow shovel and plenty of work and projects to keep me busy.  It’s a good thing too because we’re not going any­where any­time soon.  Do you see our dri­ve­way? No, I don’t either.

What I thought was eight inches of snow is prob­a­bly more like 12 or 14. And it’s still com­ing down. I just returned from a lit­tle mercy mis­sion to clear the bird feed­ers and sprin­kle around some whole peanuts and black oil sun­flower seed. The birds prac­ti­cally landed on my shoul­ders they were so happy to see me.

snow in back 12.19

The chick­ens are just fine in their insu­lated and heated coop. But they were con­fused when I opened their win­dow to the world and there were no col­ors out there—just white. I fig­ure they’ll get tired of look­ing out in a while and I’ll go back and close the window.

For lit­tle dogs, Sarah and Sophie adore the snow. They hop around like bunnies—well, at least until they get bogged down.  So this morning’s exer­cise was some aer­o­bic snow shov­el­ing for a small potty path.

The East Coast is get­ting pounded. If you’re in our part of the world I hope you’re safe, warm and have plenty of inter­est­ing things to keep you busy today.

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