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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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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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Most of the landscaping has to wait for warmer, drier weather, but we’ve had a couple of nice days and a few more that weren’t TOO wet, so I’ve been nibbling around the edges of the yard. First off, I trellised the underside of the deck. The deck is pretty high above the yard, and […]

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  A few years back our friends Chris and Todd bought a place on top of a mountain in Forestville, about a half hour’s drive from the Schoolhouse. It’s a sunny location, hot and dry in summer and often clear even in winter. For some inexplicable reason, the previous owners’ landscaping included a variety of […]

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We’re not out of money yet but we know we will be. At the same time, we’ll need a lot of plants to make the property look halfway decent. I’ve been turning something over in my mind for a while and today I acted on it: plant propagation. We’ve spent a lot of money on […]

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