• Digging the New Patio

    It all started two weeks ago when we realized Eric’s parents were coming.  Usually we pick a project from our ever-growing list to work on since we’ll have an extra set of hands + a babysitter.  For reasons that often baffle me, we decided to install a back deck.  Simple weekend project with the in-laws,

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  • Spring has Sprung!

    Here in North Carolina we are solidly into springtime (and we are LOVING it).  We even had an 80 degree day recently!  So we are jumping feet first into this happy weather with long walks and hanging out on our patio.  We’re also pulling out our green thumbs to get our garden growing.  I know

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  • Secret Garden

    The garden isn’t really so secret anymore now that it has ballooned into the giant mass of green that it is at the moment.  We have had some dud plants, but for the most part we’re having singing success with our little garden back there and we’re starting to freeze and eat produce straight from

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  • Stick a Fork in It

    With our garden starting to pop, we thought it would be nice to mark out where all the plants are, partly so we remember, partly so visitors don’t have to ask what everything is and partly because we think it looks cool.  We knew we wanted to skip the stick in the mud method and

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  • Block-a-Mole

    So we ended up not being able to block-a-mole but I still loved that post title.  Last weekend we took a break from the bathroom.  After Eric scraped out the inside of the cast iron sewage line we had both needed a break so we got out into the glorious outdoors to get our garden

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  • Lettuce Turnip the Beet

    Get it?  Haha, I saw this phrase on a tee shirt on Etsy this week and thought it was perfect for this post all about our 2014 Garden. The best part was that we came up with the garden plan on our snow day so the garden looked like this.  Not exactly screaming “PLANTING SEASON!” but

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  • We Bought a Zoo

    I’m pretty sure we accidentally bought a zoo with this house.  Mostly a bug zoo but still I think we have about enough specimens to get the ball rolling.  This last month we’ve added two to our collection – A Camel Cricket and a Wheel Bug.  And now here is a little educational post about

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