my perennial gardens

Much to do on a fresh plot of land. I’d love to offer Pinterest worthy photos of my gardens for this blog, but there is much to be accomplished in my gardens, like growth, oh, and more planting, and beds of cedar mulch to lay, and laying sod and even more hardscaping. What I can offer…

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planting perennials

I should use every lick of space for edible options. Cause this is a homestead right? But I am, undoubtedly, a closet botanist. And my closet is my greenhouse, and every available space I can turn into a garden bed. I like plants. Though I have yet to memorize their Latin names, I love watching them…

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homesteading poetry

Alone, except the birdsong, the birdcall the birds the birds the birds in a flutter flutter flutter declaring summer, summer, summer Watering with the warm six a.m. air suggests afternoon scorching sun. The blue birds, fighter pilots flyby, then again and again and again figure eights past the verandah search for a home, fly to amuse me fly then…

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build the house

A decade of effort and creativity condensed into one simple sentence: we built a home. We planned our house design years ago. And when I say ‘we’, I mean mostly my daughter and I, because my husband was less interested in the details of how big a room should be, or whether the kids should share a…

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