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Purple Clematis

I have always loved Clematis. But this Clematis, not!

It was planted by our mailbox & never, ever bloomed. It barely grew! So when we were prepping the house to sell last Spring, I dug it up, threw it in an empty pot & set it aside. 88 more words


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Early Spring crops are growing.

pring crops are growing.


Sweet Onions & Yellow Onions…




Lettuce that had been eaten to the ground by rabbits has made a comeback. 27 more words


Not-So-Mute Monday - Greenhouse Bug

Note: No color enhancement

This bug was on the greenhouse strut just inside the door.
Anyone know what it is?
I hope it’s a good bug (with Lady Bug polka dots) & not a bad bug that will eat the plants remaining in the greenhouse.


Meet Elliot

It’s a beautiful spring day here on Messalonskee!

We met with (the incredible) Elliot Thayer this morning. Elliot is our surveyor and he’s been a most wonderful help with the entire permitting process, walking us through it step by step. 339 more words


The Perils of Wet Cement!

Sunshiny day for concrete to be poured into the trenches over the rebar. I had a morning full of errands to run – hey, I have things to do especially since waiting around has only encouraged rain to fall! 364 more words


Trenches For Footings & Rebar

We broke ground on the house March 18th, then started the rain.

For over a month we waited, checked weather forecasts, bought new umbrellas, waited, waited… 72 more words

Building A Home

Saginaw Furniture Company Expand-O-Matic

I am always amazed at what I find at garage sales. At the time I was at my latest garage sale, our house was being inspected so I wasn’t sure if the house would pass. 389 more words

Painted Furniture