Tag Archives: Landscaping

Lost Arts

Technology is a wonderful way to discover lost arts, for example, how to make a thatched shelter, how to make wooden pegs for timber framing and how to make charcoal.  This last one appealed to me particularly as it is … Continue reading

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Matching wits with chickuns

Chickens are crafty birds, they just seem to be always looking for cheeky mischief.

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Happy Earth Day

I think every day should be earth day.  There shouldn’t be a moment when we are not considering the impact our actions have on the earth.  This is our home. I have spent the last number of days working on … Continue reading

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Gardens and Taxes

The warm weather has finally arrived.  While we did not have the ice and snow that Canada had, the temperatures here have been really cool (down to 3 and 4 at night) and it has been really wet. This time … Continue reading

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The Power of Water

You can say all you like about how we try to “manage” Mother Nature, but sometimes you realize that she has a few tricks up her sleeve. As you know, we have a small river that surrounds our property.  See … Continue reading

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Job Update

Well, the short update is that nothing is done yet. We get asked a lot about the “timeline” of work and when will the house be done. I still haven’t come up with a concrete answer to that, but I … Continue reading

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A Hidden Water Feature Unearthed

It has been raining here almost everyday since the beginning of April – not all day, but rain at least once or twice during the day.  With the nicer weather this past week, I have turned my attentions to the … Continue reading

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Pond Discovery

Since arriving here 19 months ago most of the garden work has been uncovering what is there and “hacking” back the growth.  Recently, we have managed to start clearing the small plot of land we own on the other side … Continue reading

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New Patio and Driveway

Amazing what a simple load of gravel can accomplish!  The gravel came from a local quarry and is not grey, but rather a yellow colour which matches the house.  We needed a bit more than the truck load to finish, so … Continue reading

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