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Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with birds? I am. I want them to come live in my garden. Lots of them. So, in true DIY fashion, I decided to make some houses for them to come and live in. It’s actually super simple. To make a birdhouse you need five pieces: front and […]

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Since I still have a day job, I’m not quite ready for my Big Year – the quintessential bird watcher’s epic journey so memorably depicted in the mediocre yet entertaining Steve Martin movie of the same name. But perhaps because I have a day job, on weekends I have found myself becoming endlessly fascinated with birds. […]

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Two years ago, when I was laid up with a broken ankle, I moved our project along by snarfing things off Craigslist and sending Steve out to get them. He returned from one of these trips with a confession: “I also bought some wagon wheels.” Some? “Well, four. They were a really good price and […]

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Our garden looks fabulous. It’s not planned, or tamed, or formal in any way – it’s a carnival, a sideshow, a veritable riot of color and texture and things falling over each other and that’s the way I like it. It’s also making us a lot of friends: the swallows are gone but we have […]

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I started a new job in mid-April and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it but it kicks my butt in the time-for-projects department so here we are, mid-summer, July 4th in fact (happy birthday USA!) and I haven’t done much for the last few months except work, which is not what this blog is about. But […]

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