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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?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.