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I Can SEE

May 23rd, 2016

The window screens on this house are all fairly old and many of them have had a rough life. There is paint on them, their original paint has worn off, overall they’re looking pretty rough. This means that they inhibit the view to the garden, which is not OK!
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Enter matte charcoal gray spray paint. I few quick sprays and voila, the screens are once again dark and seeing outside is once again an option (and a pleasure).
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It’s amazing how something that seems so insignificant can make such a big impact. I’m in the process of painting most of the screens in the house and I’m really looking forward to the new and improved view to the garden outside! Quick DIY projects are the best, especially those that help me see my hard work in the garden in a better light.

Did you do any DIY projects around the house or garden this week?

What’s Happening in the Garden?

March 6th, 2009

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in NE Ohio. It was sunny and in the 50’s; just the kind of weather I have been longing for. Naturally we spent the afternoon working the gardens getting ready for spring.
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So what garden chores did we do yesterday afternoon? Here are the tools we used.
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The supplies we used to complete our chores, all measured and ready to go.
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The supplies after we had been working for a while. Can you guess what’s going on here at Chiot’s Run?

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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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