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Finally got a Tractor

A 1951 Ford 8N to be exact. Disregard the “Grizzly” stickers, someone just stuck those on and they will be gone soon. These things were made between 1947 and 1952. Runs great but¬†needs front tires. I will have to find a used 5 foot brush hog, ( a rotary mower that will cut through 3″ [...]

Garden

It has been very dry here this spring, a mixed blessing. With rain comes unstable conditions and big storms, even tornadoes. But we have not had any of that in the last month. The lawns are brown and crispy, but I have faithfully watered the garden which is enjoying all the warm sunny weather.

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Garden Update

The garden has come along way from raw pasture to finished garden. I hauled a lot of rocks out of there and filled in some low spots on the property. I have gardened for years, but on a very small scale in suburbia and nice clean fill dirt. This is a quantum leap for me [...]

Idyllic

I painted Dad’s old bench from his house in Los Angeles and put it out by the pond. I think he would approve of the location and view.

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Building a Rock Garden

Actually it will be a 50 x 50 vegetable garden but since I am carving it out of old pasture here in the Ouchita mountains, rocks is what I get. I had the neighbor plow it, then I rotor-tilled and am in the process of removing all the rock.  He has given me access to [...]