Category - Home & Garden

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Moving Chairs

We think the four vintage office chairs around our kitchen table are great. And we think it’s fun that one of them is green. The chairs are comfortable, colorful, and have a cool machine...

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Gardening State

During the past few weeks we’ve been enjoying cooler temperatures in the run up to Autumn. They have provided us with an opportunity to start restoring our garden after the impact of...

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Big Bang for 6 Bucks

John recently described the Elephant Ears plant in our garden as “the biggest bang for six bucks this summer.” John grew the Elephant Ears from a big root the size of a baseball. He...

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An English Summer Detour

We took a detour while driving home on Monday after a week’s stay in New Hampshire. John suggested we get off the interstate highway and take a more scenic route across southern Vermont...

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A Patch of History

Remember the wall with the kitsch wallpaper that was uncovered when our old kitchen was demolished? (see May 4, 2012 posting Hidden Kitsch) Well, we just got around to painting that...

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No Stone Unturned

We hadn’t planned to have a sofa-sized stone in the back yard, but a couple of surplus rocks presented us with a big design opportunity. As the landscapers worked through the huge piles...

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Reclaimed Sanctuary

I don’t remember how it came about, but Dan and I recently started watching the PBS series The Power of Myth; we borrowed it through our town library. During the series of interviews...

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Bridging the Gap

We were very excited the day the stone stairway leading to the top of our little hill was finished. We couldn’t wait for the workmen to leave, so we could take an inaugural climb by...

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Umbrellas at the Ready

It’s days like today when one is grateful for a good brolly collection. Following nice weather on Memorial Day we are back to rain again today. Fortunately Dan, Jack and I are well...