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I Planted a Tree for Someone’s Tomorrow

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In the summer, I begin my morning with a walk about the property, coffee cup in hand, bulldog in tow, boots adrip with dew. Daylight does...

Rebuilding My Porch and DIY Credibility

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I keep a mental to-do list, a growing index of things I want to get done, or more importantly that need my attention, or better put, needed...

The Journey That Led Home

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This winter, I am suffering from (dare I say) Blogger's Block, where my eyes stare at the laptop, my fingers go through typing exercises, and...

May Day at My House

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May Day, May Day... The sun is rising with a gusto usually reserved for July, and I'm just about to take the last good swig...

Room Makeover: Sleeping Porch to Orderly Office

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home office remodel
Confession: I'm no neatnik. Oh, you guessed as much?  Dang. I apparently posted one too many photographs exposing my penchant for clutter and collecting....

Warn and Welcome: Old Bell for a New Gate

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garden gate welcoming bell
Saved by the Bell...  My elegant early warning system; more of a ga-long, ga-long, than a ding-dong, ding-dong. My kitchen nook and home office are one...

Bird in the House, Beauty in Hand

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warbler in the room
A feathered friend finds an elegant perch.  Bird on a Wire... Yesterday, I came in to feed the dogs and ferret through the fridge for the...

Tarps Be Gone: New Roof for an Old Barn

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blue tarp roof barn
2004: Of the eight structures original to the property, the machine shop is  the only out building remaining. The original farm, established in 1888, grew...

Farm Photos: The Week in Review

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Outside my window, bluebells lap at the trunk of a bigleaf maple. A few warms days on the island, and Mother Nature takes notice. The...

Painting My House in the Hues of Summer

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painting my house with jon
Painting my house in the colors of summer Before: Peach Palette for the Peach Palace; Boz remains neutral. My house has enjoyed a bit of local...