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Archive for the 'Country Life' Category

Gardening, Need a Plant ID

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We have been struggling to get the gardens under control, and that is a lot of work. In Brooklyn, my back yard garden measured approximately 10 x 33 feet. I mowed the lawn with a weed whacker, and was known to complain about the limited space available for planting. Here, we have well over half […]

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

No sightings of the Easter Bunny to report from La Belle Vie. However, I do have a Crackerjack sighting. Crackerjack is our wild backyard rabbit — the one Llewellyn has trained to accept food from us. He bounded across the yard this morning with not a bite of chocolate or even a jelly bean to […]

A Week of Leaves

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Leaf collection season is upon us. Fortunately the Village has a curbside collection of leaves every fall and, like last year, we have been focusing on getting maximum value from this service. And so, for the past week, pretty much every afternoon has been spent buttoning up the property for winter. We use the rake, […]

Penn Yan Postcards

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Framed Penn Yan Postcards Finally we are making some progress with hanging things on the wall. It has taken a while, and thinking about it, we really did need to wait to see the rooms come together — it has become the last decorating touch that provides a room with a sense of uniformity and […]