A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

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It’s Winter, But The Garden is Alive

The shortest day of the year is almost upon us and although most of the winter is still to come, I'm feeling fantastic! There is so much happening around here and I'm enjoying seeing the progress in our yard and thinking about the opportunities to come. I got my garlic planted. I didn't get to…

A Story of a Tree

Once upon a time, there was a poorly-positioned, ugly, ivy-covered tree. And then The Husband busted a move on it. After peering at the tall, narrow conifer in the back corner with squinty eyes and murmering things about how we could get it down without paying for an arborist, and certain members of the household…