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What is She Doing?

November 9th, 2011

I’m fairly certain my neighbors must think I’m crazy, especially this time of year. The other day I was in the front yard planting crocuses and miniature daffodils in the lawn. I decided that I wanted to make a river of blooms down through the middle of the lawn, with a few smaller patches radiating out to the side.

In order to avoid forgetting where I planted the bulbs and accidentally dig them up while planting more, I dug all the holes at once. It looked like I had lost my mind.  My neighbor actually came over to see what I was doing, she said she was wondering if I was getting rid of more lawn.


I was thinking that in these situations I should come up with some crazy story to tell people when they ask (my neighbor wasn’t the only person to stop). I should have said I was trying to catch a gopher. ¬†Hopefully, when they drive by next spring they’ll remember this day and realize what I was doing.

Do ever think things your neighbors do are crazy? What about you, do you do things your neighbors might wonder about?

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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.

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