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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...

Lazy Days of Summer: A Progress Report

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Chubby peach cheeks: I picked a bumper crop of  three peaches from my Avalon Pride tree--delicious all! Don't laugh, but today we will likely...

Snow Days and the Power of the Outage

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Snow days and the beauty afoot!Every year I plan on being prepared for the torrent of Pacific winter storms that buffet coast, home and...

Home Improvement: Embracing My Inner Ungar

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Boz, prefers to keep his distance while supervising my DIY antics. As a self-admitted Oscar Madison, I've battled my inner Felix Unger for years, knowing...

Postcards From the Edge of Autumn

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Fall colors fade fast in the Pacific Northwest, but I can always count on my Glenora grape leaves to stick around. (The grapes are...