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Clearing Space

March 7th, 2017

Well, I’m still having some computer problems. I took all sorts of photos this weekend for posts this week and I can’t get my photo program to even open on my desktop. That means you’ll have to make do with cell phone images until I can get the problem figured out.

This weekend marked the official goodbye to the red maple that was overshadowing the potager. It was a nice tree, though it was planted in the wrong spot. It wasn’t filling out properly because it was being crowded by a few large white pine trees and it was sucking up nutrients and water from the lettuce and other things growing in the potager. The good thing is, the tree will be used to keep us warm next winter. It also makes way for me to finally get the potager hedges, walls, and other things finished.

Are there any projects you’re finally getting around to completing after years of having them on your list?

2 Comments to “Clearing Space”
  1. Misti on March 7, 2017 at 10:44 am

    There are always projects, Susy! I’m dreaming up a new flower bed in my head—just need to convince hub of it. Might be a project for next winter.

    As always, there’s the usual maintenance that needs to be done: weeding, mulch, thinking about next month and what needs to be done before the weather gets even warmer.

    Hope your computer gets up and running better soon!

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  2. Nebraska Dave on March 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Susy, I have on going projects in Terra Nova Gardens. The biggest this year is to continue to work on my natural Spring development. I did get half of the platform completed this year. The other half will be easier then the pallet handrails will be set in place. There’s a six inch pipe that has been buried about six feet down in the heart of the spring and will be able to pump water out of the spring with an old fashioned hand pump. This part of the development is mostly just for miscellaneous water usage. The major development for the garden requires water storage from the spring in mini water towers. Big plans and not so big amounts of available time to make it happen. But one never knows what the summer will bring.

    Have a great garden clearing project day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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