Tag: gardening

Finito!

Finito!

August 25, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 5 Comments

My garden sometimes surprises me. We cut back the rose bushes this past spring, and I really didn’t expect anything from them. I’ve since learned not to underestimate my roses.  Well…the roses at the back of the garden. While the rose bush at the front of the garden continues its three year trend of producing […]

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Yarn winding and deck painting

Yarn winding and deck painting

August 22, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I totally forgot that today is Wednesday. Good thing I remembered in time! So…what’s in progress around here? For starters…I’ve been working away at my spinning: That’s Crown Mountain Farms Corriedale Pencil Roving in “Stonehenge”, for those who missed the last post on the subject. I’m enjoying spinning this stuff up, even though it’s not […]

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What’s going on

What’s going on

June 20, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 5 Comments

I know that last week I mentioned I’d post up a picture of the sock I started at the Henry Rollins Spoken Word event.  Since I cast off my self-designed socks, I’ve been working on these almost exclusively, and the colours are ridiculously fun.  I’ve just turned the heel on sock #1, and am about […]

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Weed or Not Weed?

Weed or Not Weed?

May 27, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 7 Comments

Just up front: I’m not asking about someone’s preferences as to smoking sections, I’m actually trying to figure out what does and doesn’t belong in my garden.  Aside from the tulips, daffodils, chives, nameless plant that has really pretty purpley-blue flowers, non-blooming rosebush (what’s up with THAT?) and the rather deliberately-planted shrub, I’m generally clueless […]

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The day so far…

The day so far…

May 26, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe my Saturday has been going so quickly! First, we got busy doing some yardwork. I have no idea what these purple blooms are, but they’re coming up in our garden. The lawn was mowed and my Dad came by to fix an issue we were having with the siding of our […]

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Need a little rain

Need a little rain

July 31, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies, Wanderings / 0 Comments

Sometimes it takes a couple of days of searing heat to make me appreciate a good rain shower.  I rained on Friday.  It’s Sunday now, and we’re just wishing that the sky would open up and cool things down.  You have absolutely no idea how glad we are that the guys who built our house […]

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Perky Fleurs

Perky Fleurs

May 14, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Woke up this morning & stumbled on down the stairs to make a cup of tea, and what should I find waving at me through the garden windows?  Bright, cheery, unashamedly perky flowers! It seems that the gentlemen who previously owned our house left us a few pleasant surprises in the garden for springtime…now I […]

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