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Home Work (of the best sort!)

April 16, 2013

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It’s a big work day here at Nana’s house today…Holencik Insulation has a couple guys here installing a sun tunnel and attic insulation.  Sun tunnels are pretty much a skylight…but a 14 inch diameter skylight that is fixed.  And a lot less complicated to install.  They are a great solution for bringing natural light into a dark […]

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Spring? Seriously?

March 23, 2013

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I heard Spring won’t really get here until mid April.  And Monday we are supposed to get snow.  When I mentioned to Mike it was Spring now even if it did NOT feel like it and he remarked it wasn’t Spring.  It couldn’t be Spring.  We didn’t have Winter yet!  Well, yeah, he’s right.  Our winter was pretty […]

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The Best Laid Plans….

March 14, 2013

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Well, I promised pics of the desolate backyard and delivered Arpege (remember those commercials?)  There are, of course, excuses.  Yesterday was the day all 4 doggies went to the beauty parlor.  They go monthly right now due to the mud in the yard, and I get about 4 hours off those days…it’s ordinarily quite peaceful on […]

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Spring Nesting

March 12, 2013

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Phew!  It’s almost a year since my last post.  In that time Mike’s VA disability claim was finalized and he is now a disabled Vet.  It’s a big weight off my mind…if something happens to me, there are resources available to take care of him, and that is a huge comfort.  And speaking of Mike, […]

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It’s Spring. I’m Certain of It.

March 2, 2010

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It’s supposed to be 45 all week.  People are talking about a 40 inch snowfall on March 7 because some Indian guy who correctly predicted the last 8 major snowfalls said we are having one.  I say hogwash.  I hear birds singing in the morning.  The buds are swelling ever so slightly on the trees.  […]

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Long Time…No See! Let’s Catch Up With Tea

October 14, 2009

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Ahhhh….we’re almost to Halloween and the Autumn is flying by for me.  I’ve not written in weeks and weeks.  I can’t even blame school.  I’ve been pursuing loads of other things to keep me busy and I’ve just not taken time to write.  Doesn’t seem like stuff anybody would be interested in really.  First things […]

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Hummingbirds Galore!

August 18, 2009

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I don’t know what’s going on with my hummingbirds but they have been unbelievably active lately and there are so many I can hardly believe it!  I think there is a pair nesting in the tangle of sweet autumn clematis and trumpet vine that climbs (takes) over the arbor on the side.  I keep seeing […]

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Today in the Garden

July 27, 2009

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It was a beautiful sunny (and hot) day here in Pennsylvania.  This summer has been cool and beautiful overall, but with quite a bit of rain.  With rain comes weeds when the sun comes back out.  But I am not complaining.  Well just a little maybe.  About the weeds.  Not the rain.  So bright an […]

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Gorgeous Day…For Weeding…and Planting

July 3, 2009

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It’s been sunny today for the first time in what seems to be weeks.  We went out back and weeded the hill.  Rain brings weeds that is for sure.  5 of us worked on it and have it passably cleaned up.  I put in the 5 Viburnums back there and the Russian Sage along the […]

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Why, I’m Pea Green With Envy (Scarlett O’Hara and Me)

June 10, 2009

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Well…I was so thrilled I found the macro button on my camera and snapped off a photo of my sisyrinchium…you remember it right?  It’s this shot.  And truly, I though it was pretty good.  Not going to win any awards, surely…but pretty good.  I’m just saying.  It was focused…the lighting could have been a smidge […]

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When the Cat’s Away….

June 5, 2009

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Mama will shop.  For plants.  OOOPS!  Did I say that?  Well, yes, I did.  And yes, I DID shop for plants.  I cannot resist a good value and am a patient woman who will start with very small plants and let them grow.  It really doesn’t take that long…3 years and you’ve got a lovely […]

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Plant Search

June 3, 2009

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Well thank goodness for the internet!  I’ve sourced things..plants for sure…that I could never find here locally.  I grow mostly natives or cultivars of natives and some pretty obscure ones at that.  Invariably, scouring the internet turns them up via mailorder and moves them happily to my garden.  Take potentilla tridentata for example.  Are you familiar […]

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Plants! We’ve Got Plants!

June 2, 2009

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Bluestone delivered today and I got two lovely boxes of baby plants.  I did not get everything I ordered but I got most.  I didn’t get the columbine, which, in retrospect I might not need.  I didn’t get my Perovskia Little Spires which I DO need.  I was hoping to pick it up locally so […]

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Weekend Planting

May 30, 2009

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This is it.  The last of the 10th grade exams were turned in to the cyber teachers on Friday.  Justin finished school with a 94% and Cam so far has a 90%…he’ s carrying a 91% in World History and that exam is as yet ungraded.  He should finish up the year with the 90% […]

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Spring Garden Chores & Shopping!

May 25, 2009

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Ahhhh Spring.  Time for weeds and sudden storms.  I’ve had the “work crews” out this weekend pulling weeds.  This is a   never ending chore at my house.  I swear, there’s enough perennials to choke out all weeds but somehow they find their way in anyway!  I did some weeding, got some sunburn, took a couple […]

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