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Remodeled patio getting a full makeover

    You can live with imperfections – or you rip up the recently renovated brick patio. I chose the latter course, and that has meant a full-body workout for days, with more to come. My customary 20-minute routine with … Continue reading

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‘Back forty’ makeover keeps expanding

    A little water brings out the colors of the Plum Creek cobble in the creek. The view from the house in January. The backyard’s new look from the house. What started as a modest project to remove a 12-foot-high … Continue reading

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Garden makeover serves as metaphor on aging

The makeover of the “back forty” is proving to be a useful metaphor for aging: Do what you want to do now or accept forever the way things are. The makeover started because I finally decided I was tired of  … Continue reading

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Hoping a persimmon tree takes root

The persimmon tree looks like a stick planted in the ground, and I feel a little silly watering it because it’s been sitting out there in the “back forty” for  a month and still shows no sign of life. The … Continue reading

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Signs of progress in the garden makeover

Progress has been made,  I tell myself when I look at  the disarray in the “back-forty.” I wish things were going faster so that I could see more visible progress. But I take heart from a couple of new elements … Continue reading

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