Category Archives: Home and Garden

House-flies Love Avocados

[  Most recent update:  30 September 2012.  ] The common housefly is very fond of avocado. We have a couple of avocado trees in our garden, and avocados regularly fall from the tree if we are a bit late in … Continue reading

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Roots 2

[[  Most recent update:  13 September 2012.  ]] Roots 2 began with a need for more storage space . . . I knew that Roots 2 was going to be a multiple-year project when I started it, but I did … Continue reading

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Spider and Bug

[  Most recent update:  28 Sept 2012.  ] While enjoying an after-lunch cup of coffee on the front deck, I spotted a jumping spider on top of the southeast corner post.  She had a bug of some sort in her … Continue reading

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Peaches

24 July 2008 [[  Most recent Update:  28 September 2012.  ]] These peaches are ripening on a tree that sprouted at the edge of the compost pile about six years ago, and there it remains. I never got around to … Continue reading

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Spring Garden

09 June 2008 Tomatoes, turnips, and onions dominate the portion of our modest veggie garden this year. In this photo, there are some peas and beets hidden from view behind the tomato plants. This particular garden patch is planted in … Continue reading

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GARDEN RETAINER WALL

18 May 2008 [[  Most recent Update: 02 July 2012.  ]] Nothing accidental about this – – a functional, quick, and (relatively) easy retainer wall can be built using concrete blocks and flat steel bars (no concrete mixing, no rebar, … Continue reading

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DIRT

30 April 2008 [[  Most recent Update:  08 January 2014 – minor text corrections/changes.  ]] Dirt is wonderful stuff. Without dirt, we could not survive on this damp dirt ball we call home. That’s what I’ve always thought. My Merriam … Continue reading

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