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Countdown, Continued

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Last Friday was sunny and in the 60 degree range, so I spent most of the day outside in an attempt to finish stripping the coffee table. We had gone to Home Depot the night before and bought a fresh new gallon of Klean-Strip KS-3 Premium Stripper, sealer, stain (Minwax English Chestnut 233, for those […]

Found Objects, Part II

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Broken Fountain Nestled in a distant back corner of our yard, next to the carriage house, is part of what we believe was a fountain. Though I do not think the fountain was originally located in this spot. Clearly, it is a broken bit of garden statuary. We didn’t care much because we have a […]

Greenhouse Visit

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Finally we managed to obtain some annuals to brighten up the garden. Yesterday around five p.m. we drove over to the much talked-about Windmill. I had imagined it to be similar to Atkins Farms country market I was used to patronizing in western Massachusetts (where I once lived). Naturally, when we arrived at the Windmill, […]

Gardening: Weed du jour

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

This morning I spent a little time walking around the back yard making mental notes about what needs the most attention — other than our tall overgrown lawn. Due to the time it has taken us to fully move from point A (Brooklyn) to point B (Penn Yan) on a full-time basis the back yard […]