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Side trip: The perils of chickens

I had never considered just how chickens might possibly escalate. We’ve been very excited about the prospect of having chickens next door.  The husband-type component of the world’s best neighbors is building a great-looking chicken coop.   So far it’s plywood … Continue reading

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Structure 3: Et cetera (et Jacques Majorelle)

You might notice a lot of blue stuff in my garden.  I think I first started using this band of blues when I bought the folding bistro table and chairs on the side porch.  The chairs not only had molded … Continue reading

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Side trip: Waterlilies

I know nothing about growing waterlilies, but I got some good pictures of some at Austin’s Botanical Garden at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.

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The Truth About Ripeness

16 June 2009 When I first started growing raspberries, I invariably picked them when they were bright red and full-sized, but not at full flavor: still a little sour. Over time, by tasting hundreds of them, I learned to tell … Continue reading

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