Monthly Archives: July 2016

Peter’s pretty good fence

This fence is like those old quart milk bottles of yesteryear: It’s handsome and it works – not to mention being thrifty. My own 1,500-square-foot garden cost less than $300 to fence this way, if memory serves. I built it … Continue reading

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Pain

I believe pain can be defined only by what one has suffered. To those with a gallstone, broken ribs, severe burns, or a migraine, that is the worst pain of all. To a child with a broken toe, or lost … Continue reading

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The garden, lushly.

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Life, part 17a

Sometimes, memories of my children leak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.

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Bog pond

Fenway restores himself. A bog pond is simply a small self-sustaining body of water such as this. I dug an irregular hole 2-3 feet deep in the vegetable garden, about 2-3 feet deep at one end, and maybe 8-12″ at … Continue reading

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Sea holly

This is an extraordinary perennial, with a look and color I’ve rarely seen. This one (with orange calendula in the background) I started from seed two years ago, and planted it in the vegetable garden (everything goes in my veggie … Continue reading

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Sumr

Having moved back home to New England from Black Hawk, CO, I ‘ll put up with the vagaries of summer because it has such a nice long run here. In Black Hawk, just above Nederland at 9,000 ft., summer was … Continue reading

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