Monthly Archives: April 2014

Old Man Winter Smackdown, Part 107…

Thursday’s “dusting” turned out to be six inches of heavy snow for us. Just a dusting!  Gale force winds again today, but the snow is receding and the temperature may reach 67!!! So we begin gardening season again….

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Snow incoming!

As Prince once said “Sometimes it snows in April”.   Last year it snowed in May!  The Horror!I am reminded that I missed Garden Bloggers Bloom Day yesterday but I do actually have a few crocus boldly flowering.  Despite the … Continue reading

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This is the sort of day we like to call "Spring"

Finally today the sun was shining and the horrid blasts of wind were gone.  I raked out more leaves and got them in my composter.  I have so many more leaves that I’m going to make a compost heap from green metal posts … Continue reading

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Blow Ye Winds, Hi Ho!

As I’ve been bringing out plant stands and other garden ornaments and raking leaves there have been the most annoying gusty winds. Three days which should have seemed lovely and warm just blown to you know where.  Grrr. I put … Continue reading

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Another Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

What a difference a day makes, indeed.  Despite it feeling colder and much windier, the snow line has crept back in the yard. I spent a lot of time today bringing out bird baths and have my little tractor ready … Continue reading

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Buzzfeed: 26 Types of English Majors

I was 5, 21, 25.   Still rockin’ 5 because nobody owns more notebooks than I do. (wink)        

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Let Gardening Season Begin!

After last Thursday’s mongo snowstorm, a person could be discouraged if they weren’t a gardener.  The gardener says posh on snow.  It is just moisture says the gardener. Warm temperatures this week should melt the snow, though our north facing … Continue reading

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